Licensed Home Child Care Parent Information
Our Licensed Home Child Care program takes pride in offering a community based, family centred program to parents and children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. Whether parents are looking for care in their neighbourhood or en route to school or work, the Children’s Village works in partnership with parents to offer and secure the best child care arrangement with Licensed Home Child Care Providers affiliated with our agency. The care is monitored on an ongoing bases with unscheduled visits by Agency Child Care Advisors. Care is offered with providers from across the city in Wards 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15,16, 17, 20, 22 and 23.
Subsidies are available through the City of Ottawa.
Helping you Choose Your Provider
All Licensed Home Child Care Providers with the Children’s Village are carefully screened, approved and monitored by the agency’s highly qualified Child Care Advisors. Providers that are affiliated with the agency must meet the requirements of the Child Care Early Years Act. Providers must provide the agency with a Police Vulnerable Sectors Check, up to date Immunization record, Standard First Aid/CPR and references.
Licensed Child Care Providers have access to support and training from the Children’s Village in the areas of:
- Child development;
- Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT): A Framework for Ontario Early Childhood Settings;
- How Does Learning Happen? (HDLH): Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years;
- Child guidance;
- Menu planning;
- Activity planning;
- Standard First Aid and CPR;
- Access to city wide workshops and seminars.
Securing a Child Care Arrangement – “A Partnership”
The agency Child Care Advisor meets with parents before securing an Licensed Home Child Care Provider to help make the best match possible for their child care arrangement. The child care arrangement between parent, provider and agency Child Care Advisor becomes a partnership working to offer the best child care arrangement for your child/children. Once care has commenced, the Child Care Advisor monitors the child care arrangement and the development of each child in the home. They provide support and resources to both parents and providers based on the individual family needs.
Please click the link below to apply for Licensed Home Child Care for your child.