Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW)
CROW has its humble beginnings in North Lanark County (Middleville), offering family resource programming in rural communities North of Perth with our Bus.
We expanded the resource services to the entire county and also moved to Lanark Village.
Licensed Home Child Care was added to the programs and services offered by CROW.
The CROW resource program was selected, in Lanark County, as the new Ontario Early Years Centre. Two additional programs, Early Literacy Specialist and Data Analysis Coordinator, were added to the CROW umbrella. The organization moved to Smiths Falls.
Licensed Group Childcare, KinderCare, was set up as a pilot project, under the Best Start Initiative, in Lanark Village.
Ministry of Education became the funder.
Ministry of Education rolled out How Does Learning Happen Initiative for Early Years programs including Kindergarten, Child Care and other Early Learning Programs including Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYCs)
Funding shift to the County of Lanark from the Ministry of Education.
Transition Year for Ontario Early Years Centre to EarlyON Child & Family Centre.
Early Literacy services and Data Analysis services moved to the County of Lanark.
Expanded playgroup schedule to run year round and added Saturday playgroups.