Children First employs a number of qualified staff to support children with developmental and/or behavioural needs within community child care programs. Our aim is to build upon the expertise and skills of the child care staff so that they feel confident and competent in their ability to support the needs of children with differing abilities and build inclusive environments.
Working in partnership with families, extending services to the home environment as required is an important component of our service to ensure consistency for the children and to support the family.
Children First and the staff within the Child Care Support Services Stream offer:
Program Support Funding is provided by the City of Windsor Children’s Services and can be accessed by licensed child care centres when the demands of the classroom exceed what is manageable.
Program Support is meant to decrease child/teacher ratios to free up the classroom teachers to spend more time with those children who may require extra support.
Classrooms will be assessed by Children First staff to determine if they qualify for program support. Child care operators may contact us at 519-250-1850 for more information about accessing Program Support.