CCPRN has been approved for a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation to develop and deliver both online and physical resources (webinars, e-books, resource kits, blog posts, etc.) to support home child care. This means more for you! More services, more resources, and lower costs! We are kick starting the process with a survey to find out about your needs and interests. The more we know the better we can plan and prepare. Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QYDFV7B
The Ottawa Community Foundation is a public, non-profit organization created by and for the people of Ottawa. It connects donors who care with causes that matter and serves as a trusted resource for addressing issues and leveraging opportunities in the community. It attracts and manages a growing endowment, the invested earnings of which provide grants to charitable organizations.
The Foundation’s role is as neutral broker in support of all charitable causes that contribute to the community’s quality of life. With a growing profile, the Ottawa Community Foundation has built an enviable reputation for astute financial management, high-quality donor services, strategic grantmaking and innovative partnerships. For more information, visit www.ocf-fco.ca.
Through CCPRN’s partnership with Natural Connections Childcare (NCC), home child care providers in Ottawa enjoy the benefits of a licensed agency affiliation without sacrificing their business independence.
Led by the belief that child care providers are capable and competent small business owners, CCPRN (through NCC) facilitates:
- The legal addition of a 6th child to individual home child care settings (space and program permitting)
- A significant marketing advantage: more and more parents are seeking child care from a provider who’s supported through a licensed agency
- Honest, friendly, and supportive home visits from a team member you can trust
- A service-oriented model: child care providers dictate what support is needed/wanted
Visit NCC’s website today!
As a new, independent, and innovative child care service with strong community roots, NCC provides a variety of support and services for both child care providers and families of children six weeks to 13 years old. Setting the bar high with community-based, family-focused support, NCC brings a whole new dimension to childcare.
In Ontario, individuals who provide childcare from their homes cannot hold a daycare license on their own and therefore affiliate with an agency if they choose to work within the licensed sector. These agencies are regulated by the Ministry of Education, Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch. NCC is licensed to support private child care homes, and proud to offer families the support and services they need.
Who benefits from CCPRN’s partnership with NCC?
Home child care providers located within Ottawa are the ones who will primarily benefit from this partnership. However, parents whose child(ren) is placed in a home child care environment that’s affiliated with NCC can take comfort in knowing their care providers are monitored and supported by a licensed agency.
What’s the difference between NCC and a traditional child care agency?
Whereas many traditional agencies govern various aspects of a home child care provider’s business – ranging from payments to policies; paperwork to methods of communication – NCC nurtures true independence in child care providers by providing supports and services which help them deliver the best child care possible, uninhibited by excessive control methods.
What types of services does NCC provide?
NCC provides a range of services which include licensing support, coaching and mentoring, program start-up or expansion, policy development, seminars and workshops, parent consultation, and parent support.
WCMCI FIRE & SAFETY’s primary focus is to create fire & safety awareness one family at a time. Family is simply the most important influence in a child’s life. As a home daycare provider, you are also an early life influencer. You provide full-time care for babies and preschool aged children in your home until they leave your daycare for pre-school. The little ones become a part of your family and they depend on you to protect them while providing for their needs, so fire poses a tremendous childcare safety risk.
Home daycare providers need to be prepared and have a working Emergency Escape Plan in place that covers everything from health-related accidents, natural disasters, fire and, unfortunately, violence. In regard to fire, as a minimum, fire safety equipment such as smoke alarms, CO detectors, and Fire Extinguishers should be serviced and receive regular maintenance.
Planning for Fire & Safety
Since incorporating in 2015, WCMCI FIRE & SAFETY has been designing and helping implement Emergency Escape Plans (EEP) for dedicated home daycare providers throughout Ottawa. Fire safety and awareness are integral parts of effective emergency escape planning. A plan’s objectives should include Fire & Safety Precautions; Equipment Maintenance and Checklists; Fire Extinguisher Training; An Escape Plan; Fire Drills and Logs. WCMCI Fire & Safety has developed an Emergency Escape Planning Guide to help get you started. It is available to CCPRN members and non-members in the CCPRN E-store.
What other services does WCMCI Fire & Safety offer?
WCMCI FIRE & SAFERY offers a complete annual fire & safety equipment maintenance program. Smoke and CO alarms receive full service and maintenance. Each unit is tested with smoke and CO detector tester; cleaned with canned air; and receives replacement Energizer Industrial batteries. Fire Extinguisher are serviced as well. The program includes the issuance of an Inspection Certificate. A key component of this program is the education piece which is covered in the review of the Annual Inspection report.
We carry a complete line of commercial grade fire safety equipment which come with a manufacture’s warranties.
In addition, WCMCI provides, in home Fire Extinguisher Training (with Certificate), and an opportunity to put your Fire Drill into practice. We will design a computer-generated Emergency Escape Plan if it is a need. You already have your hands full, so let us help you today!
To know more visit WCMCI
**COVID-19: please note that during COVID we have been scheduling our services outside of normal daycare hours for safety reasons.