Enhanced Staffing

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Enhanced Staffing is available to support the inclusion of children with high needs, ages 0 – 12 years, in licensed child care centres or day camp programs.

 

The Enhanced Staffing program supports inclusion in the community by providing:

 

  • Staff, hired directly by the program or by R.F.E.C.Y., to ensure the safety and well being of children with high needs.
  • Individuals who are a complement to the existing ratio in the program to work with all staff to support the inclusion of all children.
  • Consultation to programs regarding ideas to facilitate the success of all children in the program.

 

How do I make a referral?

 

  • The family must complete an intake with R.F.E.C.Y. and may make a referral by calling 905-427-8862 ext. 541.
  • Once intake is complete and the child is in attendance at centre, the Child Care Centre can submit a completed Enhanced Staffing Application.
  • Enhanced Staffing Application for Camp Programs must be completed by the parent(s).
  • Applications are reviewed, observations are completed and decisions are made based on criteria and availability of funding.