Looking for Board of Directors Members

Are you interested in volunteering with a not-for-profit, licensed home child care agency? Community Child Care is looking for several new members for our Board of Directors.

We particularly would like to have someone with a background in finance, insurance, advocacy, legal or human resources, but most importantly we need enthusiastic, ethical people who are keen to contribute to the well being of children and families.

To apply, please send a brief note telling us what you could contribute and your resume to director@communitychildcare.ca

Provider Appreciation Pot Luck

We invite all of our child care providers and members of the board of directors to join us for our annual provider appreciation pot luck supper May 2, 2018. Join us at the WOCRC from 6:00 to 8:00.

Coffee Connections Postponed

Coffee Connections scheduled for tonight (April 17, 2018) has been postponed until next Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Same time, same place, same topic. We look forward to seeing you then!

The Child Care and Early Years Regulations have been amended. The up-to-date text is available https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/150137. These changes are fairly minor and will have little effect on the day-to-day operations of our child care homes.

The agency has received its renewed license from the Ministry of Education. Parents who are interested are invited to visit our office to read the completed Licensing Checklists and Summary of Licensing Requirements and Recommendations sheets. We are very proud of the quality of care children receive from our providers and their unending willingness to reflect, learn and improve their childcare environments.

Many thanks to our providers who shone brightly during the visits from the Ministry of Education program advisors last week.  Having your premises, forms, interactions with children and child care practices inspected by a stranger can be nerve-wracking, but our providers took it in stride. As usual, the agency has a few forms and other details to amend, but we are very pleased with how things went.

Well done!

Providers – Check the Log-in Area!
• 2018 attendance calendars are available.
• Coffee Connections is back!

Community Child Care has a new Child Care Advisor!

Welcome, Nadia, to our team of child care advisors. Nadia has worked with children in several countries and provinces, in schools, child care centres and for the past six years in her own home daycare affiliated with Community Child Care.

We are very excited that Nadia has agreed to join us.

New Fee Schedule

As of February 1, 2018, our full-day rate will increase from $45 to $46.50 per day. Our half-day, before and after school, and extra-care unit rates have not changed. If you are affected by the increase, you will receive notification of your new payment schedule early in January.

As always, we have kept our fee increase as small as we could considering that there was no increase to any of the rates in 2017.

Apply for your Police Check on-line! You might not even have to go to the police office in person! Get all the details at: https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Police-Record-Checks.asp