Our Story

CCPRN is a non-profit, charitable organization driven to empower, support, and connect individuals who seek or offer child care in a home setting.   We define child care as “the care of a child” regardless of who is doing the caring–this includes parents, grandparents, other relatives, as well as home child care providers.

Our Mission

Child Care Providers Resource Network (CCPRN) provides information, training, resources, support, and advocacy to those providing child care in a home setting.

Our Values


The industry of child care is continuously evolving.  That is why we pride ourselves on staying knowledgeable about changes and trends in the child care industry.  We share our knowledge through blog posts, the e-news, social media, webinars, and workshops so that essential information can be provided to parents and child care providers on a timely basis.


Our Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers are driven by their passion towards quality home child care.  By sharing what we know and continuously evolving as an organization we will keep serving you with passion that shows.


Our main goal/objective as an organization is to provide support to those providing child care in a home setting. COVID-19 has certainly made child care much more challenging and that is why our services are more significant than ever. We are committed to providing support through our workshops, webinars, resources, and events.  We support parents and child care providers alike in their journeys to nurture fun, healthy, and safe environments for children to thrive.


Whether in person, on the phone, or via our resources, we maintain a sense of warmth and friendliness knowing this fosters long-term and fruitful relationships.

Our History

During the 1980’s and early 90’s, Ottawa had only two non-profit organizations that provide child care services: the Ottawa-Carleton In-Home Child Care Providers Association (CCPA) and the Independent Child Caregivers Association (ICCA). In 1998, the two non-profit organizations amalgamated to create the Child Care Providers Resource Network you know today. We offer a variety of services that include, connecting people to child care providers, webinars, and workshops. We are also proud to be part of the Cross-Sectoral Early Years and Child Care Advisory facilitated by the Ministry of Education, and recognize the contributions of the many hands, volunteers, and staff who have worked diligently to support quality home child care for over 40 years.