HOME PROVIDERS & HOME VISITORS
Our agency places each child with a compatible, nurturing provider located within the child's own neighborhood or near the parent's work place. Our trained home providers, most of whom are mothers with years of experience and have a positive attitude towards childcare, are carefully selected, trained, monitored, and supported. All home providers and adults residing in the homes must have medical assessment and updated immunization, pass a Vulnerable Sector Check, which is renewed every 5 years, and sign a yearly Offence Declaration, before children are placed in the homes. Home providers and backup providers hold current certification in Standard First Aid and Infant and Child CPR, and regularly receive support, training and guidance through the agency's home visits, ongoing workshops, training courses, and conferences. The Ministry of Education’s and City of Toronto’s regulations as well as the agency’s policies and procedures are reviewed with home providers and her family members at least annually.
Our home visitors are qualified Registered Early Childhood Educators, with an Early Childhood Education diploma or equivalent qualification plus many years of experience in the child care field. Their responsibilities include recruiting and assisting home providers in programming and complying with the rules and regulations, arranging daycare placement for children, and serving as an effective liaison between the agency, parents, and home providers. They must also obtain health assessment, updated immunization, a Vulnerable Sector Check every 5 years, and sign a yearly Offence Declaration, before employment. They also attend ongoing professional training on a regular basis.