About Children’s Resources on Wheels

Children’s Resources on Wheels is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening child care, family life, child development and community links in Lanark County. We currently provide Lanark families with two main streams of service: Ontario Early Years and Licensed Child Care.

 

Agency Statement

Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW):unitedway

  • a non profit corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors
  • a member agency of the United Way of Lanark County
  • provides the following program in Lanark County
Mission Statement
Children’s Resources on Wheels is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening child care, family life, child development and community links in Lanark County.
 
Guiding Principles

We believe:

  • In the promotion of healthy families and optimum early childhood development
  • In the value of education and training opportunities for families and caregivers
  • That quality child care promotes healthy growth and development of children
  • That families and caregivers need to be recognized and supported
  • That play enriches children’s lives
  • That people who work with families need to work together to strengthen families and communities
  • That programs and services for families should be open to everyone
  • That programs and services need to reflect community needs
Our History

 

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CROW has a long history of working with the community at all levels of the organization. CROW has shown itself to be an adaptable organization with an ability to quickly respond to new opportunities.

  • 1987: CROW has its humble beginnings in North Lanark County (Middleville), offering family resource programming in rural communities North of Perth with our Bus.
  • 1990: We expanded the resource services to the entire county and also moved to Lanark Village.
  • 1994: Licensed Home Child Care was added to the programs and services offered by CROW.
  • 2002: The CROW resource program was selected, in Lanark County, as the new Ontario Early Years Centre (see ontarioearlyyears.ca for more information).
     Two additional programs, Early Literacy Specialist and Data Analysis Coordinator, were added to the CROW umbrella. The organization moved to Smiths Falls.
  • 2007: Licensed Group Childcare, KinderCare, was set up as a pilot project, under the Best Start Initiative, in Lanark Village.