For Parents

How does a CHILD benefit from Licensed Home Child Care?

  • A smaller "family-style" setting can help some children feel more comfortable
  • Siblings of varied ages can attend the same Provider home
  • Children in the home develop close relationships with each other and with the Provider
  • Smaller number of children in the home provides the opportunity for Providers to give more individual time and attention to each child
  • Lower adult to child ratio - five children maximum, six children with Agency approval can be cared for in the home
  • The Agency works with the Provider to ensure each child receives developmentally appropriate experiences including programmed activities and community excursions to expand the learning experience
  • Your Provider’s home is inspected for safety and meets or exceeds the standards of the Ministry, Fire Department, Public Health Department, as well as local by-laws
  • Your Provider receives support from the Agency through resources, coaching, training opportunities and toy and equipment lending. 

How do PARENTS benefit from Licensed Home Child Care?

  • Home child care may be able to accommodate more flexible hours  - care can be provided outside of non-traditional hours
  • You can choose the Provider that is the right fit for you and your child
  • Care can be provided in your neighbourhood or you can choose a home on your route to work or school
  • Full and part time care available
  • When available, the Agency can offer you alternate care when your provider is not available
  • Parents, Providers and the Child Care Advisor work in partnership to develop consistent standards of care and behaviour between the family home and the Provider’s home
  • Your Child Care Advisor is available as a support and resource to you
  • Your Provider is visited once a month.  Some of these visits are with, some without an appointment and are done by a Registered Early Childhood Educator
  • Subsidies are available through the City of Ottawa for those who qualify
  • You will receive Communiques with program updates, craft ideas, and early learning information
  • You will receive a yearly tax receipt 

Peace of mind through Provider screening

  • Your Provider and anyone 19 years or older living in the home has to provide a negative "Police Records Check for service with the vulnerable sector" upon joining the Agency and every subsequent five years
  • The Agency has checked your Provider's references
  • Your Provider completes a yearly Health Questionnaire and up to date immunization
  • Your Provider is certified in Standard First Aid and CPR (Level C) training
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Featured Workshop

Making Sense of Preschoolers

When 13th Jun 2019, 20th Jun 2019, 27th Jun 2019, 4th Jul 2019

Where 1099 Longfields Dr

Making Sense of Preschoolers* Viewing party and discussion workshop June 13 and 20th / June 27 and July 4 (workshop for parents only)

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