licensed-homecare1Licensed Home Child Care (LHCC)

Licensed Home Child Care is child care in a home setting that meets legislated standards set out by the Province of Ontario. We work together with parents and child care providers to ensure the best possible care for the children. Early Childhood Educators from Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW) offer training for Providers, introduce families to Providers, ensure legislated standards and CROW Policies are followed, and provide support for both Parents and Providers. Licensed Home Child Care is available for children between 6 weeks and 13 years of age requiring care in Lanark County.

 Information for Parents

Information for Providers

  • We need child care providers throughout Lanark County including: Almonte, Blacks Corners, Carleton Place, Franktown, Perth, and Smiths Falls.
  • For more information on how to apply to be a Child Care Provider  click here

Meet Some of Our Providers

I am a mother of three children and I have been a childcare provider through CROW for the past 8 years.  I chose to give up my out of home position at my previous job so that I could be at home with my first child.  I enjoy the flexibility that working through CROW has given me, and allowing me to stay at home to raise my three children, while still making an income.

Home based childcare allows me to provide care and set up programs and activities that help each individual child get the attention and experience that they need to get ready for a school experience.  We learn to share, take turns, do crafts, learn fine and gross motor skills through play.  My before and after school kids enjoy time making crafts playing outdoors and working as a team during different activities.  A safe place for them to come while mom and dad are at work or school.

I have stayed with CROW for the many benefits that having an agency offers, like equipment rentals, answers to all the new changes to the Day Care Nursery Act has introduced, the ability to have a 6 children under my care as apposed to 5 in a non agency setting and that we as providers have access to enhancement grants . I also love that CROW has a subsidy option available for so many families in need to access in home child care.

Angie’s Busy Bees Child Care


We are happy to introduce you to one of our Licensed Home Child Care Providers, Barbara. Barb has been a home child care provider with CROW for over 7 years.
Barb’s testimonial: I have been a child care provider for over 40 years. I love my job and love the children I care for.
Many of them remain with me for years.
I teach them and get them ready for when they head off to school… …it’s so rewarding when I can watch them grow and learn what I’ve taught them! We grow together with language, crafts, music and Love.
I am in it for another few years. They fill my day with challenges and hugs each and every day.

Located in Smiths Falls, licensed through CROW, ECE diploma, first aid/CPR, clear police check, and over 5 years experience in the field. I follow the ELECT (early learning for every child today) program were your child has their own binder following their progress of their different motor, emotional, creative, social, cognitive skills. I believe that a developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children is perfect for the different age groups because different ages have different needs, interests, and developmental tasks. I provide high quality care in an environment that is safe and nurturing. It is my passion to work with children and provide them with different activities, arts/crafts, circle time, and French as a second language.

You can check out my website at