Registration Requirements

Caring For Kids will attempt to match Providers,parents and children as carefully as possible. Once a parent/ guardian has contacted the Agency, it is essential that an interview  is arranged to review Caring For Kids Parent Handbook. Once the interview is completed you will be provided the name(s) of the prospective provider for you to arrange a meeting. When a decision regarding enrollment has been made, your home child care consultant will guide you to download all the necessary forms which must be completed prior to admission. A non- refundable registration fee of $50.00 is required at the time of your interview with your Home Child Care Consultant.

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Download Application Package.....

  • Please download and complete the home child care application forms: Application Form, Medical Form, Consent Form, Child Questionaire, Infant Feeding Schedule, Allergy Alert (download if your child has an allergy), and Individual Action Plan- Anaphylaxis ( Fill out if child has an Epi-pen). Email- completed package to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Current Immunizations or Affidavit for Exemption

The registration package includes the following:

  • Parent/guardian names and contact information
  • Child’s name and date of birth
  • Child’s medical history and immunization- a copy of your child’s immunization record is required and MUST be completed before starting day care and updated as required by Peel Health
  • Child’s doctor information
  • Emergency contacts
  • Infant Toddler Questionnaire
  • Consent forms
  • Caring For Kids Contact information
  • Parent Agreement
  • Caregiver’s information- address and telephone number
  • Parent Handbook
  • Allergy ( Please fill out Allergy Alert Form)

What to Expect

  • Get answers to all your questions & concerns;
  • Receive and review a list of potential caregivers;
  • Spend about 45 minutes.
  • Get answers to all your questions & concerns;

Child Protection Responsibility

Caring For Kids staff, caregivers are required by law to report a case where a child is in need of protection.Every person who believes, on reasonable grounds that a child is, or may be in need of protection must report promptly the belief and the information  to Children's Aid Society (905)333-4441.


Confidentiality

Providers and parent/guardians must remember that all child-parent information is CONFIDENTIAL. It you need to discuss certain situation, it is vital that these concerns be discussed ONLY with the parent/guardian, provider and /or your Home Child Care Consultant.


Collection of Personal Information

Caring For Kids only collects information required to provide care for your child. All children's files are kept in locked storage cabinets. It is your responsibility to provide your child's upadated immunization records to Caring For Kids, as this information is required for licensing process. Children's individual files are retained for three years from the date the child is discharged. All files are shredded once the three years are completed.


Child Guidance

Caring For Kids  Home Child Care Program provide a warm caring environment in which each child can play, learn, and grow. Caring For kids believes child guidance promote children's positive self-esteem, foster strong peer relationships as well as independence and become more aware of  each child's individual learning style and space. Home Child Care Consultant will discuss child guidance principles and methods with the Provider during each home visit. Providers also have opportunities to learn effective child guidance techniques at workshops and training sessions.

  • Redirection- guiding a child towards an acceptable option when engaged in an unacceptable activity.
  • Limit setting-  boundaries are developed by the Provider for the children as a group or for individual children, depending on the situation.
  • Modeling appropriate behaviour
  • Providing and encouraging choices
  • Anticipating conflict- planning  and having an appropriate environment
  • Positive reinforcement and encouragement.
  • Natural and logical consequences

Prohibited Practices

Caring For Kids support all children in developing goals  and strategies to remain calm and to regulate their emotions while recognizing the impact of their actions on their peers or caregivers.

Prohibited practices include:

  • Corporal punishment
  • harsh or belittling discipline including verbally belittling or threatening
  • depriving basic needs including food, shelter, clothing, bedding, locking the exits of the home for the purpose of confining a child or using locked or lockable room.

The First Month - learning routines, building relationships.

The first month your child is in the caregiver’s home is the most important and potentially most challenging month – for your child, for you as a parent, your caregiver and your child care consultant.

For the child, it is a strange place.  The people are new and often the child will miss his or her parents a great deal in the beginning.  He/she may cry in the morning, when you drop him/her off in.

For the parent, it is unsettling to leave your child in a strange place.  You can take comfort in the fact that caregivers are carefully selected for their aptitude in caring for children.   You will have already seen that the home is a happy, caring and active place; and you can rest assured that if there is any need at all, our caregiver will call you.  Your child, above all, is safe with her.

For the caregivers, it is a process of learning slowly and carefully about each individual child – a process we take very seriously indeed; a process for which our caregivers have been well prepared.  You can help us complete that process successfully by giving us the information we need to begin understanding and forming a relationship with your child.  You will know other things that will help us ease your child into our community, taking the fear and loneliness out of this important first month.

Communication with your caregiver and consultant is encouraged and we invite you to review your child's activities regularly.  Both the parent and the caregiver will have extra information each day such as: how the child played with others or what he or she learned; about whether or not the child wanted to come in the morning; about how soon after the parent left the child stopped crying; about any signs of illness; about how the child is eating or sleeping.  All this information should be shared by the people who are acting as partners in providing care for the children, i.e. parents, caregivers and child care consultants.  We understand that it is very important for parents to be aware of how your child is spending his/her day.

The first month is very important as we lay the foundations for a happy and rewarding experience for your child.  It is when we begin to build trust and an open partnership among child(ren), caregivers, parents and child care consultants, so we can meet the goals we share – excellent care and real opportunities to learn, grow and develop.