Licensed Home Child Care
What is Licensed Home Child Care?
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.
Steps to take to become a Provider who offers Licensed Home Child Care
Thank you for your interest in working with Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW). A child care Provider can be a rewarding and enjoyable occupation
Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW) is a non-profit organization operating throughout Lanark County with homes in various communities. We are licensed by the Ministry of Education and follow the home child care regulations as set out in the Child Care & Early Years Act, 2014. A Board of Directors governs our operations.
Our home child care staff consists of professionals with training and experience in child development and early childhood education. They assess, train, support, and provide resources to our child care Providers. They also act as a resource for parents and children registered in the program.
Initial Home Child Care Provider Application
Frequently Asked Questions
Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening child care, family life, child development, and community links in Lanark County. A Board of Directors governs our operations. We currently provide families with two main streams of service: Licensed Home Child Care and the EarlyON Child and Family Centre.
- I will receive continual support from the CROW Home Visitor
- I will get help with menu planning and ideas for activities (i.e., songs, games, crafts)
- I can borrow equipment such as double strollers, playpens, gates, booster seats, baby monitors, etc.
- I can choose my work hours and the days I want to work
- The families I provide care for pay CROW, so I always get paid for my work
- I can participate in ongoing professional education and networking events
- I will be self-employed and can claim business expenses on my income tax
- CROW has access to government grants to supplement provider income
All of the providers who contract their services to CROW are self-employed and therefore choose their own hours and programming styles.
CROW collects the fees from parents. The provider submits an invoice to CROW for services rendered so that parents can be billed. Providers are reimbursed by direct deposit every two weeks.
The Home Visitor connects you with parents in your community. We attempt to match families and providers based on suitability to one another.
Child care providers are screened (approved), monitored and supported by people called “home visitors”. Home visitors have training in early childhood education, child development, and/or family studies. They check that the home is safe for children according to child behaviour management, nutrition, health and sanitary practices.
The Child Care & Early Years Act, 2014 requires a home visitor to visit once every three months. CROW strives to visit every month.
We strongly encourage communication between the parent and provider. However, the Home Visitor can be called for assistance.
You may also care for children privately. They will be included in the total number (including age ratios) of children in care in your home in order to meet the regulations as set out in the Child Care & Early Years Act, 2014 related to Licensed Home Child Care.