Navigating a New Country and a Career in Home Child Care
My journey was just beginning, as I got settled in Ottawa, found a school for my eldest and a childcare for my two young ones. I was very fortunate to find a childcare renowned for its services (Andrew Fleck Children’s Services) staffed with highly competent, professional and caring employees. Continue reading
We know that each child is unique. They each develop at their own pace. They each have their own strengths and challenges; their own group of friends and interests. It is often boredom that triggers certain behaviors in children. Day after day, children are likely to follow daily routines that require a high level of concentration and self-regulation. In our afterschool program, we want to provide the children with a designated space where they can unwind and be children. The clubs were implemented so that children could choose their own activities based on their interests rather than program leaders (educators) suggesting activities that don’t really interest them. Continue reading
Early Childhood Education experts agree that child care should be inclusive, but what does this look like in a home daycare?
In group care, all the educators are either Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE) or in support roles. Most home child care providers are not trained RECE’s, and some have no formal training in the field; they do, however, have a love for children and a passion to help them develop to their full potential. Home child care providers are lifelong learners and take the training that they need to expand on their knowledge and enhance the quality of their early learning and care program. Continue reading