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Providing and promoting affordable access to quality child care services that enhance opportunities for early childhood development;

Information for Children and Families

Learn more about the resources available for children and families in Simcoe County

Nous nous engageons à:

Fournir et promouvoir un accès abordable à des services de garde d'enfants de qualité qui offrent de meilleures opportunités d'épanouissement pendant la petite enfance.

Renseignements destinés aux enfants et à leurs familles

Renseignements sur les ressources pour les enfants et les familles offertes dans le comté de Simcoe

 

 

EarlyON Child and Family CentresEarlyON Child and Family Centres<p><em></em> <img src="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/PublishingImages/EarlyON_Bilingual-v2.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:185px;" /></p><p><em style="color:#006666;">EarlyON Child and Family Centres</em><span style="color:#006666;"> </span>offer free, drop-in programs for children up to six years old and their parents/caregivers. <em style="color:#006666;">EarlyON</em><span style="color:#006666;"> </span>centres are places to engage and connect with others in the community and feel a sense of belonging.</p><p>You will be welcomed by qualified early-year's professionals who can provide support, advice, and helpful resources. <em style="color:#006666;">EarlyON</em><span style="color:#006666;"> </span>centres are where children and their parents/caregivers can learn, play, laugh, be curious, make friends and engage with others.</p><p><em style="color:#006666;">Les centres pour l'enfant et la famille ON y va</em><span style="color:#006666;"> </span>offrent dans un cadre souple des programmes gratuits à l'intention des enfants de six ans et moins et des personnes qui s'occupent d'eux, que ce soit leurs parents ou d'autres personnes. Ce sont des lieux où les échanges se font facilement et où on peut créer des liens au sein de sa communauté et ressentir un sentiment d'appartenance.</p><p>Vous serez accueillis par des professionnels de la petite enfance qualifiés qui pourront vous fournir des soutiens, des conseils et des ressources. Les parents, les personnes qui assurent la garde des enfants et les enfants trouveront dans les centres <em style="color:#006666;">ON y va </em>des occasions d'apprendre et de s'amuser tout en tissant des liens et en se faisant des amis.</p><p><strong>For a complete listing of locations and hours of operation in Simcoe County visit:</strong></p><p>EarlyON Child and Family Centre in the <a title="hyperlink to EarlyON Barrie and Bradford Area" href="https://www.simcoecommunityservices.ca/earlyon-child-family-centres/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Barrie & Bradford Area</font></a></p><p>EarlyON Child and Family Centre in the <a title="hyperlink to EarlyON Midland and Orillia Area" href="http://earlyonsimcoenorth.ca/" target="_blank">Midland & Orillia Area</a></p><p>EarlyON Child and Family Centre in the <a title="hyperlink to EarlyON Collingwood and Alliston Area" href="https://e3.ca/childrens-services-2/earlyon-child-and-family-centre/" target="_blank">Collingwood & Alliston Area</a></p><p><a title="hyperlink to EarlyON Francophone Centres english page" href="http://lacle.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=67" target="_blank">Francophone EarlyON Child and Family Centres</a> in Simcoe County; les <a title="hyperlink to EarlyON Francophone Centres french page" href="http://lacle.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=67" target="_blank">Centres ON y va</a> dans la région de Simcoe</p><p> </p><p> </p>
Child Care Fee Subsidy/Subvention pour la garde d’enfantsChild Care Fee Subsidy/Subvention pour la garde d’enfants<p>​​​Financial assistance for child care fees is available to eligible families within Simcoe County.  In order to apply, Parents/Guardians must be:</p><ul><li>working</li><li>attending school</li><li>fulfilling a participation agreement with Ontario Works or</li><li>in need of developmental programming for a child with special needs</li><li>in receipt of Ontario Works Temporary Care Assistance</li><li>Children's Aid Society Referrals</li></ul><p>Eligibility for Child Care Fee Assistance is determined by a standard assessment based on income only. <strong>County of Simcoe residents interested in applying for Child Care Fee Assistance should have their childcare arrangement in place prior to scheduling an appointment for assessment of eligibility.</strong></p><p> <strong></strong> </p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify s4-wpActive" unselectable="on"> <iframe title="Child Care Calculator" src="https://payment.simcoe.ca/childcarecalc/ChildCareCalculator.aspx" style="margin:auto;width:575px;height:450px;display:block;"> </iframe> </div><p> <strong></strong> </p> <strong>Child Care Subsidy Estimator</strong> <p>To use this estimator, you will <strong>need the information from Line 236 from your Federal Income Tax No<strong>tice of Assessment</strong> for you and your partner.</strong></p><p> <strong>Disclaimer:</strong><br> Completing this Child Care Subsidy Estimator provides only a basic screening and does not confirm actual eligibility. </p><p> <span aria-hidden="true"></span> <strong>On Line Fee Subsidy Application:<br></strong>Please follow the link below to apply for Child Care Fee Assistance.  Upon receipt of this application in our office, you will be contacted within 48 hours  and will be scheduled an appointment.</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p> <a title="hyperlink to OLAF - On Line Application for Fee Subsidy" href="https://www.missioninc.com/olaf/simcoe" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;">OLAF (On Line Application for Fee Subsidy)</span></a></p></blockquote><p>Or to schedule a Child Care Fee Assistance interview please call:<br>705-722-3132 or 905-729-4514 and press 2. </p><p> <strong>Note:</strong><br>If we are in a waitlist situation, your application will be placed on a<strong> </strong>first come, first served waiting list with a priority ranking based on income level.</p><p> <a title="hyperlink to Accessing Child Care Fee Subsidy Flyer" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/Accessing%20Child%20Care%20Fee%20Subsidy.pdf" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1"><span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;">Accessing Child Care Fee Subsidy</span></span></span></a></p><p> <a title="hyperlink to the verification of income document" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/Child-Care-Fee-Assistance_Verification-Income.pdf" target="_blank"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;">Verification of Income</span></span></span></a></p><p> <a title="hyperlink to the document that lists the required information for the interview" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20-%20Info%20required%20when%20applying.pdf" target="_blank"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;">Required Documentation for Interview</span></span></span></a></p><p><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20-%20Self-Employed%20Application.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Self-Employed Application</span></span></span></span></a></p><p> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#0000ff;"> <a title="hyperlink to Child Care Fee Subsidy Appeal Form" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/Child%20Care%20Fee%20Subsidy%20Appeal%20Form.pdf" target="_blank"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;">Child Care Fee Subsidy Appeal Form</span></span></a></span></p><h4>Downloadable Forms:</h4><ul><li> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#0000ff;"> <a title="hyperlink to download the Recognized Need for Child Care Fee Subsidy form for Early Intervention" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/Recognized%20Need%20for%20Child%20Care%20Fee%20Subsidy%20-%20Early%20Intervention%20-%20Fillable.pdf" target="_blank"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;">Recognized Need for Child Care Fee Subsidy - Early Intervention</span></span></a></span></li><li> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#0000ff;"> <a title="hyperlink to download the Recognized Need for Child Care Fee Subsidy form for SMFC" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/Recognized%20Need%20for%20Child%20Care%20Fee%20Subsidy%20-%20SMFC%20-%20Fillable.pdf" target="_blank"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;">Recognized Need for Child Care Fee Subsidy - SMFC</span></span></a></span></li><li> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#0000ff;"> <a title="hyperlink to download the Recognized Need for Child Care Fee Subsidy form for Medical Professionals" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/Recognized%20Need%20for%20Child%20Care%20Fee%20Subsidy%20-%20Medical%20Professional%20-%20Fillable.pdf" target="_blank"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;">Recognized Need for Child Care Fee Subsidy - Medical Professional</span></span></a></span></li></ul><p>  </p><p> <br>Une aide financière pour les frais de garde d'enfants est offerte aux familles admissibles dans le comté de Simcoe. Pour faire une demande, les parents/ tuteurs doivent satisfaire les conditions suivantes :</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>avoir un emploi;</li><li>être aux études;</li><li>remplir leur engagement comme participant au programme Ontario au travail;</li><li>avoir besoin de programmes de développement pour un enfant ayant des besoins particuliers;</li><li>recevoir une aide pour soins temporaires du programme Ontario au travail;</li><li>être référé par une société d'aide à l'enfance.</li></ul><p>L'admissibilité à l'aide financière pour les frais de garde d'enfants est déterminée au moyen d'une  évaluation standard reposant seulement sur le niveau des revenus. <strong>Les résidents du comté de Simcoe souhaitent faire une demande d'aide financière pour les frais de garde d'enfants doivent prendre des dispositions pour la garde de leur enfant avant de fixer un rendez-vous pour faire évaluer leur admissibilité.</strong></p><p> <strong></strong> </p><p> <strong><em>Outil en développement</em></strong></p> <strong>Outil d'estimation de la subvention pour la garde d'enfants</strong> <p>Pour utiliser cet outil, vous devez <strong>connaître les informations figurant sur la ligne 236 de votre avis de cotisation de l'Agence du revenu du Canada </strong>pour vous-même et votre partenaire.</p><p> <strong>Décharge de responsabilité : </strong> <br>L'outil d'estimation de la subvention pour la garde d'enfants permet de faire une première évaluation de l'admissibilité à la subvention pour la garde d'enfants mais ne confirme pas l'admissibilité réelle. </p><p> <strong>Demande de subvention en ligne:</strong></p><p>Veuillez suivre le lien ci-dessous pour demander une assistance pour frais de garde d'enfants. Dès réception de cette demande dans nos bureaux, vous serez contacté dans les 48 heures et un rendez-vous sera pris.</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p> <a title="hyperlink to OLAF - On Line Application for Fee Subsidy" href="https://www.missioninc.com/olaf/simcoe" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;">OLAF (On Line Application for Fee Subsidy)</span></a></p></blockquote><p>Pour fixer un rendez-vous pour une entrevue en vue d'obtenir une aide pour les frais de garde d'enfants, veuillez appeler au 705 722-3132 ou au 905 729-4514, et appuyez sur le 2. </p><p> <strong>Remarque : </strong> <br>Si vous êtes sur une liste d'attente, votre demande sera traitée suivant l'ordre d'arrivée et la priorité sera accordée selon le niveau des revenus.  </p><p> <strong></strong> </p><p> <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/Accessing%20Child%20Care%20Fee%20Subsidy%20FR.pdf"> <span style="color:#0000ff;text-decoration:underline;">Accéder aux services de garde d'enfants - subvention pour frais</span></a></p><p> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1"> <span lang="FR-CA" style="color:#444444;"> <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/Child-Care-Fee-Assistance_Verification-Income.pdf" target="_blank"> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="color:blue;text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Vérification </span>du r<span style="text-decoration:underline;">evenu</span></span></a></span></span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1"> <span lang="FR-CA" style="color:#444444;"> <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Required%20Documents%20-%20April%202014.pdf" target="_blank"> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="color:blue;">Documentation nécessaire pour le rendez-vous</span></a></span></span></p>​ <div> <strong></strong> <strong>Formes Téléchargeables </strong></div><ul><li> <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/CLIENT%20FORM%20-%20Recognized%20Need%20for%20Child%20Care%20Fee%20Subsidy%20-%20Early%20Intervention%20-%20French.pdf">Besoin Reconnu de la Subvention pour les Frais de Garde d'Enfants – Intervention Précoce</a></li><li> <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/CLIENT%20FORM%20-%20Recognized%20Need%20for%20Child%20Care%20Fee%20Subsidy%20-%20SMFC%20-%20French.pdf">Besoin Reconnu de la Subvention pour les Frais de Garde d'Enfants – Connexions Familiales de Simcoe Muskoka</a></li><li> <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/Fee%20Subsidy%20Web%20Documents/CLIENT%20FORM%20-%20Recognized%20Need%20for%20Child%20Care%20Fee%20Subsidy%20-%20Medical%20Professional%20-%20French.pdf">Besoin Reconnu de la Subvention pour les Frais de Garde d'Enfants – Professionnel de Santé</a></li></ul>
Services Available for Children with Special NeedsServices Available for Children with Special Needs<strong>Special Needs Resourcing</strong> <p>Services for preschool aged children with special needs are funded in part by the County of Simcoe and delivered by community agencies throughout the service areas in Simcoe County. The following agencies provide special needs resource services:</p><p> <strong>Resource Consultants Programs </strong><strong>offered County-wide by: </strong></p><p> <a href="http://www.clhmidland.on.ca/" target="_blank">Community Living Huronia</a><br> 339 Olive Street<br> Midland L4R 2R4<br> 705-526-4253</p><p> <strong>Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program </strong><strong>is offered County-wide by:</strong></p><p> <a href="http://www.rvh.on.ca/Home.aspx?PageId=556" target="_blank">Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre</a><br> 201 Georgian Drive<br> Barrie, ON L4M 6M2<br> (705) 739-5696 or 1-800-675-1979</p><p> <strong>Speech & Language Services </strong><strong>are offered County-wide by:</strong></p><p> <a href="http://www.rvh.on.ca/Home.aspx?PageId=556" target="_blank">Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre</a><br> 201 Georgian Drive<br> Barrie, ON L4M 6M2<br> (705) 739-5696 or 1-800-675-1979</p><p> <strong>Occupational and Physio Therapy Services </strong><strong>are offered County-wide by:</strong></p><p> <a href="http://www.osmh.on.ca/areasofcare/MaternalChildandYouth/Paediatrics/ChildrensTherapyServices.aspx" target="_blank">Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital</a><br> Children's Therapy Services<br> 170 Colborne Street West<br> Orillia, ON L3V 2Z3</p>
Choosing Quality Licensed Child CareChoosing Quality Licensed Child Care<p>​As a parent, you want to choose the kind of care that will help your child learn and grow. You want your child to be safe and happy.</p><p><a href="http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/finding.html" target="_blank">Learn more about your child care options</a>.</p><p>Choosing quality licensed child care that is right for you and your child takes time, patience and planning. The checklist provided in the Simcoe County Child Care Booklet will outline some key questions to ask when searching for child care.  Search the <a href="http://www.childcareinsimcoecounty.ca/" target="_blank">online directory</a> to look for child care in Simcoe County.</p><p>Home child care is provided in a caregiver's home. You can find home child care for infants, toddlers pre-school and school-aged children. Learn more about <a href="http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/homebased.html" target="_blank">licensed home-based child care</a>.</p>
Simcoe County Child Care MapSimcoe County Child Care Map<p>​View our <a href="https://maps.simcoe.ca/public/?THEME=Child%20Care%20Facilities">Interactive Child Care Map</a><span><span> to locate Child Care Providers in Simcoe County.</span></span></p>
Full Day Early LearningFull Day Early Learning<p>The extended day before and after school programs provides children with more opportunities to learn and grow, and provides a seamless day with fewer transitions for children and families.<br><br>School Boards are required to provide before and after school programs for full-day kindergarten students at schools where there is interest from the families of at least 20 children.<br><br>The exact times for these programs may vary from school to school.  Parents can choose to enrol their child(ren) in the before school, the after school or both programs, or not at all.<br><br>All before and after school programs in Simcoe County are run by a third-party child care provider. </p><ul><li>Simcoe County District School Board <a title="hyperlink to Simcoe County District School Board information on Before and After school Childcare." href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/planning_for_school/childcare_before_after" target="_blank">Child Care (Before & After)</a></li><li>Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board <a href="http://www.smcdsb.on.ca/our_schools/childcare_programs___in_school_" target="_blank">In School Child Care Programs</a></li><li>Conseil scolaire Viamonde (<span lang="FR-CA">Pour la liste des garderies, trouvez votre école et sélectionnez « Garderie affiliée »)</span>  <a href="https://csviamonde.ca/nos-ecoles/trouver-une-ecole/" target="_blank">Liste des garderies</a></li><li>Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud <a href="http://www.csdccs.edu.on.ca/services/services-de-garde/" target="_blank">Programme avant et après l’école</a></li></ul><p><strong>Full Day Early Learning in Ontario</strong></p> <ul><li>Ministry of Education <a href="http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/kindergarten/" target="_blank">Full-Day Kindergarten</a></li></ul>

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Wage Enhancement and Home Child Care Enhancement Grant - Funded by the Government of OntarioWage Enhancement and Home Child Care Enhancement Grant - Funded by the Government of Ontario<h3>2019 Application Process</h3><p>On April 18<sup>th</sup>, 2019 the Province of Ontario confirmed that it would be supporting Child Care Professionals in the province by continuing the Wage Enhancement Grant/Home Child Care Enhancement Grant.  As soon as the associated funding guidelines have been received by the Province of Ontario, the application process will be posted on this page. <br><br>Further information on WEG/HCCEG and this application process should be directed to Samantha Zuercher at 702-722-3132 ext. 1538 or email <a href="mailto:Samantha.Zuercher@simcoe.ca">Samantha.Zuercher@simcoe.ca</a>.<br> </p><h3> </h3><div class="result-shield-container tlid-copy-target"><span tabindex="-1" class="tlid-translation translation" style="font-size:1.23em;"><strong>Processus de demande 2019</strong></span></div><div class="result-shield-container tlid-copy-target"><span tabindex="-1" class="tlid-translation translation ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-size:1.23em;"><strong></strong></span> </div><div class="result-shield-container tlid-copy-target"><span tabindex="-1" class="tlid-translation translation" style="font-size:1.23em;"><strong></strong></span><div class="result-shield-container tlid-copy-target"><span class="tlid-translation translation" lang="fr"><span>Le 18 avril 2019, la province de l’Ontario a confirmé qu’elle soutiendrait les professionnels de la garde d’enfants de la province en maintenant la subvention d’amélioration des salaires / subvention d’amélioration des services de garde en milieu familial.</span> <span>Dès que la province de l'Ontario aura reçu les directives de financement correspondantes, le processus de demande sera affiché sur cette page.</span></span><span class="tlid-translation-gender-indicator translation-gender-indicator"></span></div></div><div class="result-shield-container tlid-copy-target"> </div><div class="result-shield-container tlid-copy-target"><div class="result-shield-container tlid-copy-target"><span tabindex="-1" class="tlid-translation translation"><span>Des informations supplémentaires sur WEG / HCCEG et ce processus de candidature doivent être adressées à Samantha Zuercher au 702-722-3132 ext.</span> <span>1538 ou par courriel à <a href="mailto:Samantha.Zuercher@simcoe.ca">Samantha.Zuercher@simcoe.ca</a>. </span></span></div></div><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>
Fee Stabilization Support FundingFee Stabilization Support Funding<p>Please be advised, funding for the 2019 year has not yet been confirmed from the Ministry of Education.  Please continue to monitor this website, updates will be posted as they become available. </p><p>For more information about Fee Stabilization Support funding, please contact Samantha Zuercher at 705-722-3132 ext. 1538 or by email at <a href="mailto:Samantha.Zuercher@Simcoe.ca">Samantha.Zuercher@Simcoe.ca</a>  </p><p> </p><p>Veuillez noter que le ministère de l'Éducation n'a pas encore confirmé le financement pour l'année 2019. Continuez à surveiller ce site Web, les mises à jour seront publiées dès qu'elles seront disponibles.</p><div class="result-shield-container tlid-copy-target"><span tabindex="-1" class="tlid-translation translation"><span>Pour plus d'informations sur le financement du soutien à la stabilisation des frais, veuillez contacter Samantha Zuercher au 705-722-3132, poste.</span> <span>1538 ou par courriel à <a href="mailto:Samantha.Zuercher@Simcoe.ca">Samantha.Zuercher@Simcoe.ca</a></span></span><span class="tlid-translation-gender-indicator translation-gender-indicator"></span> </div>
Child Care Agency Funding/Financement des agences de garde d'enfantsChild Care Agency Funding/Financement des agences de garde d'enfants<p>The County of Simcoe is the designated Child Care Service System Manager (CMSM) responsible for planning and managing the early years services at the local level. Early years services are managed through a service planning process that reflects current child care legislation, regulations and directives. Child care service system planning is critical to supporting the broader system goals of an increasingly co-ordinated and integrated early learning and care system for children and families. Planning is ongoing and based on local community needs following a process that engages child care service providers, school boards and local stakeholders.</p><p>The following outlines the current funding that is available to support eligible child care service providers who hold an existing contract with The County of Simcoe: </p><p>Please be advised, funding for the 2019 year has not yet been confirmed from the Ministry of Education.  Please continue to monitor this website, updates will be posted as they become available. </p><p> </p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">General Operating </span></p><p dir="ltr"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span>The purpose of the General Operating funding is to support some costs associated with operating a licensed child care program in order to reduce wait times and fees for services, stabilize service levels, and where funds allow, improve access to high quality affordable early learning and child care services.  As part of General Operating, funding is also available to child care service providers to support an increase in base salary to individuals working in a licensed child care program. </p><p dir="ltr">For more information about Fee Stabilization Support funding, please contact Samantha Zuercher at 705-722-3132 ext. 1538 or by email at <a href="mailto:Samantha.Zuercher@Simcoe.ca">Samantha.Zuercher@Simcoe.ca</a>  </p><p dir="ltr"><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/2018%20GOG%20Guidelines,%20amended%20June%201,%202018.pdf"><font color="#0066cc">2018 GOG Guidelines</font></a></p><p dir="ltr"> </p><p dir="ltr"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Transformation </span> </p><p dir="ltr">This funding is intended to cover onetime costs for non-profit child care service providers that are involved in business transformation activities and/or require business transformation supports such as amalgamation of two or more centres, the relocation of a child care centre to a school or within the community, or the retrofitting of an existing child care centre to serve younger age groups. </p></blockquote><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p dir="ltr"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Repairs and Maintenance</span>  </p><p>This funding is used to support licensed child care service providers who are not in compliance with licensing requirements or may be at risk of not being in compliance, under the Day Nurseries Act.</p><a title="hyperlink to Child Care Funding Guidelines - English" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/2015%20Child%20Care%20Funding%20Guidelines-Feb%202015.pdf" target="_blank"></a><p style="text-align:left;">For further information please contact Carol-Ann Harkness at 705-722-3132 or 905-729-4514 ext. 1164 or by email at <a href="mailto:carolann.harkness@simcoe.ca" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">carolann.harkness@simcoe.ca</font></a><a title="hyperlink to Child Care Funding Guidelines - English" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/2015%20Child%20Care%20Funding%20Guidelines-Feb%202015.pdf" target="_blank"></a></p></blockquote><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/2018%20Special%20Purpose%20Funding%20Guidelines.pdf">2018 Special Purpose Funding Guidelines</a></p></blockquote><a href="mailto:carolann.harkness@simcoe.ca"></a><p> </p><p> </p><p>Le comté de Simcoe est le gestionnaire du réseau des services de garde local, chargé de la planification et de la gestion des services à la petite enfance agréés à l'échelle locale. Ces services sont gérés en suivant un processus de planification qui reflète les lois, les règlements et les directives actuels en matière de garde d'enfants. Étant de plus en plus coordonnée et complémentaire, la planification est essentielle pour appuyer les objectifs de services plus vastes dans le domaine de l'apprentissage de la petite enfance et des services de garde pour les enfants et les familles. La planification se fait de manière continue et elle repose sur les besoins de la communauté locale, suivant un processus impliquant les fournisseurs de services de garde, les conseils scolaires et les parties prenantes locales.</p><p>On trouvera ci-dessous un résumé des financements offerts pour soutenir les fournisseurs de services de garde d'enfants <span tabindex="-1" class="tlid-translation translation"><span>éligible qui sont sous contrat avec le comté de Simcoe. </span></span></p><p>Veuillez noter que le ministère de l'Éducation n'a pas encore confirmé le financement pour l'année 2019. Continuez à surveiller ce site Web, les mises à jour seront publiées dès qu'elles seront disponibles.</p><p> </p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><span lang="FR-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Fonctionnement général </span></p><p>Le financement de fonctionnement général a pour objectif de couvrir certains coûts d'exploitation d'un programme de garde d'enfants agréé afin de réduire le temps d'attente et les frais des services, de stabiliser les niveaux de service et, lorsque les fonds le permettent, d'améliorer l'accès des enfants et des familles à des services d'apprentissage de la petite enfance et de garde d'enfants abordables et de grande qualité. Dans le cadre du fonctionnement général, un financement est également offert aux fournisseurs de services de garde d'enfants afin de couvrir une augmentation du salaire de base des personnes travaillant dans un programme de garde agréé. </p><div class="result-shield-container tlid-copy-target"><span tabindex="-1" class="tlid-translation translation"><span>Pour plus d'informations sur le financement du soutien à la stabilisation des frais, veuillez contacter Samantha Zuercher au 705-722-3132, poste.</span> <span>1538 ou par courriel à <a href="mailto:Samantha.Zuercher@Simcoe.ca">Samantha.Zuercher@Simcoe.ca</a></span></span><span class="tlid-translation-gender-indicator translation-gender-indicator"></span></div><div class="result-shield-container tlid-copy-target"> </div><p><span lang="FR-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Transformation </span> </p><p>Ce financement est destiné à couvrir les frais non-récurrents  par les fournisseurs de services de garde d'enfants sans but lucratif, qui ont entrepris des activités de transformation de leur entreprise ou qui ont besoin de soutien à cette fin, telles que la fusion de deux garderies ou plus, la réinstallation d'une garderie dans une école ou ailleurs dans la communauté, ou encore la modification d'un centre de garde d'enfants pour qu'il puisse accueillir des groupes d'enfants plus jeunes. </p><p><span lang="FR-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Réparations et entretien</span>  </p><p>Ce financement est destiné à soutenir les fournisseurs de service de garde agréés qui ne respectent pas les exigences en matière d'agrément ou qui risquent de se trouver en défaut aux termes de la <em>Loi sur les garderies.</em> </p><p>Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez communiquer avec Carol-Ann Harkness au 705 722-3132 ou au 905 729-4514, poste 1164, ou par courriel à l'adresse <a href="mailto:carolann.harkness@simcoe.ca">carolann.harkness@simcoe.ca</a></p></blockquote><p> </p>
Purchase of Service - Fee SubsidyPurchase of Service - Fee Subsidy<p>A Purchase of Service – Fee Subsidy Agreement is a written legal agreement between the Licensee and the County of Simcoe's Children and Community Services Department </p><p>No new Purchase of Service – Fee Subsidy agreements will be established with for-profit licensees. </p><p>If a non-profit Licensee is unable to meet the need in the community, the County may put out a request to a for-profit Licensee with an existing Purchase of Service agreement to meet the community need; if a for-profit Licensee with an existing Purchase of Service contract is unable to meet the community need, the County may put out an open call so that a for-profit Licensee with no existing Purchase of Service contract may apply for a Purchase of Service agreement.</p><p>The CMSM reserves the right to accept or deny any request pending the need for child care in the area and availability of funding. </p><p>Child Care Licensees must be in operation for one year before applying for a Purchase of Service – Fee Subsidy Agreement.</p><p> <a title="hyperlink to Purchase of Service information" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Childrens%20Services%20Documents/POS-FS/Purchase%20of%20Service%20-%20Fee%20Subsidy%20Agreement.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Purchase of Service - Fee Subsidy Agreement.pdf</a></p>
Child Care Inclusion Support Funding/Financement de soutien à l'inclusion dans les services de garde d'enfantsChild Care Inclusion Support Funding/Financement de soutien à l'inclusion dans les services de garde d'enfants<p>Inclusion Support Funding allows licensed child care programs to hire additional staff known as Inclusion Facilitators, to enhance their ability to include children with exceptional and significant special needs in their child care program.</p><p>Inclusion Support Funding is provided by the County of Simcoe - Children and Community Services Department through Special Needs Resource Funding.</p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" lang="FR-CA">For further information please contact Zelia Alves at 705-722-3132 or 905-729-4514 ext. 1126 or by email at <a href="mailto:ccs@simcoe.ca">ccs@simcoe.ca</a> </span></p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" lang="FR-CA"></span><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" lang="FR-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="line-height:105%;"><font color="#000000"><strong>** More information on how to apply for 2019 Inclusion Support Funding will be announced once available.** </strong></font></span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" lang="FR-CA"></span> </p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" lang="FR-CA"></span> </p><div><p>Le financement de soutien à l'inclusion permet aux services de garde d'enfants agréés d'embaucher du personnel supplémentaire à titre de facilitateurs de l'inclusion, afin d'améliorer la capacité à intégrer dans leurs programmes, des enfants ayant des besoins particuliers exceptionnels. </p><p>Le financement de soutien à l'inclusion est livré par les Services à l'enfance et à la communauté du comté de Simcoe grâce au programme de ressources pour les besoins particuliers. </p><p>Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez communiquer avec Zelia Alves au 705 722-3132 ou au 905 729-4514, poste 1126, ou par courriel à l'adresse <a href="mailto:ccs@simcoe.ca">ccs@simcoe.ca</a> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" lang="FR-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="line-height:105%;"><font color="#000000"><strong>** <span tabindex="-1" class="tlid-translation translation" lang="fr"><span>Plus d'informations sur la manière de postuler pour le financement de soutien à l'inclusion 2019 seront annoncées dès qu'elles seront disponibles<span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" lang="FR-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="line-height:105%;"><font color="#000000"><strong>.** </strong></font></span></span></span></span></strong></font></span></span></p><p> </p><p> </p></div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" lang="FR-CA"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1"><span lang="FR-CA"></span></span></span> </div>
Simcoe County Child Care Committee (SCCCC)Simcoe County Child Care Committee (SCCCC)<p> <strong>​Vision</strong></p> <table class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"> <strong><em>"A professional organization working together toward the common goal of quality early learning and child development"</em></strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:left;">The Simcoe County Child Care Committee (SCCCC) is a professional network and learning community who share responsibility for enhancing quality child care that supports children, families and early learning professionals.</p><p>Members have regular opportunities to network with community partners from all geographical areas of the County to promote advocacy and awareness of the importance of early learning and development.</p><p> <strong>Goals of the SCCCC:</strong></p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>To support relevant initiatives of the Child, Youth and Families Coalition of Simcoe County.</li><li>To collaborate with members to identify and promote best practices in early learning and child care environments all across Simcoe County.  </li><li>To work collectively with system-level partners; e.g., Ministry of Education, Public Health Unit, Special Needs Resource Agencies.</li><li>To support and promote professional learning in Simcoe County.  </li><li>To respond with reflective feedback on child care directions and initiatives from local, provincial and federal sources as appropriate.</li></ol><p> <strong>Membership</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Membership is open to all Child Care Supervisors in Simcoe County.</li><li>There is no membership fee.  Opportunities are supported through the County of Simcoe's Capacity Funding provided by the Ministry of Education.  </li></ul><p>For further information please contact Tonya Millsap at 705-722-3132 or 905-729-4514 ext. 1486 or by email at <a href="mailto:tonya.millsap@simcoe.ca">tonya.millsap@simcoe.ca</a></p>
Best Start Network of Simcoe CountyBest Start Network of Simcoe County<p>Best Start Initiative is a province-wide expansion of services and supports for children under 6 and their families.</p><p> <strong>Simcoe County Best Start Network Vision</strong></p><p>"All children and families in Simcoe County will have access to the culturally sensitive services needed to reach their full potential within a community that recognizes and meets basic needs: income, housing, nutrition, education and healthy parent/child relationships." (Source: Simcoe County 2008 Best Start Community Plan)</p><p>Best Start is designed to give Simcoe County’s children the best possible start in life and help them achieve success in school.</p><p>The Best Start Network is dedicated to creating a comprehensive integrated system of services that support families with children from birth through the transition into school. </p><p>This system works to:</p><ul><li>support parents to access services and information easily and in a coordinated manner</li><li>assist parents to support their children </li><li>assist children in Simcoe County to be ready to learn and succeed when they start school</li><li>assist with the transition from preschool through JK/SK to Grade 1 as smooth, seamless and successful as possible for children and their families </li><li>support the development and availability of high quality early learning and care <br>help parents by providing a variety of parenting supports </li><li>help identify and provide support to children 0-6 years of age </li><li>build on partnerships in communities including all levels of government </li><li>support initiatives that are helping families access basic needs</li></ul><p>To achieve this objective, the Best Start Network supports the development of an integrated system of services for children and families that is seamless and responsive to local community needs. This system serves:</p><ul><li>Children through coordination of services that support readiness to learn and the transition to school</li><li>Parents through collaboration among providers in the delivery of information, services and resources </li><li>Partnerships through emphasis on collaborative process and application of best available practices in service planning and delivery </li></ul><p>The Best Start Network reports to the Child, Youth and Family Services Coalition of Simcoe County through the Planning Table. The Network coordinated the collaboration of committees serving children and families through Best Start Network to the Children, Youth and Families Services Coalition of Simcoe County. Such committees are:</p><ul><li>The Early Intervention Council </li><li>The Simcoe County Child Care Committee </li><li>Raising the Bar on Quality Child Care Advisory </li><li>The Special Needs Enhancement Steering Committee </li><li>The Best Start Professional Development Committee </li><li>The Early Identification Committee </li><li>The Best Start Parent Network </li></ul><p> <strong>0-6 Community Services Interactive Map (Best Start)</strong></p><p>A comprehensive map is available on the County of Simcoe web site under Best Start. This map will help you locate community services for families with children up to 6 years old. There are a number of topic areas to help guide you to the appropriate services.</p><p style="margin-left:20px;"> <strong>Map:</strong> <a href="http://maps.simcoe.ca/Public/?MODE=theme&THEME=BESTSTART" target="_blank">0-6 Community Services Interactive Map (Best Start)</a></p><p>For further information please contact Lora D'Ambrosio at 705-722-3132 or 905-729-4514 ext. 1128 or by email at <a href="mailto:lora.dambrosio@simcoe.ca">lora.dambrosio@simcoe.ca</a></p>