Author: Natasha Kocher

We are so excited to introduce you to Corrin of Glow Daycare and Homeschool. Her program is located in Hamilton Ontario and offers nature based, child directed curriculum as well as organic home made foods. What made you decide to open up a home childcare program? I decided to open my home daycare for a number reasons. The idea of running a home daycare has…

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Lesley and I are so excited introduce Christine of Home Again Childcare Services to you. Christine runs an amazing program in Newmarket; although we definitely wish she was closer so we could plan a pot luck because her menu is amazing! She is a passionate educator with years of experience in home child care and she is one of the executive members of the Coalition of Independent…

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Article by Lesley Cressman The choice to work with the Region as a contractor is a hard decision for independent providers to make. While it gives some families a level of security, it can also give current families a lot to worry about. Lesley owner of Faery Childcare was quoted, “I cannot lose my forest program; my families came to my care for a reason;…

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Sarah was one of the very first members of NEED! We are really excited to have the opportunity to share more about her program with you. Thank you for allowing us to feature you Sarah! Q: What made you decide to open a home child-care program? A: I have always had a dream about opening a home-based child-care program when I had children of my…

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There are so many amazing elements in our career as home child care providers! We have wonderful relationships with families, we get to watch our students grow from barely crawling to running and talking, and we have the flexibility to participate fully in the wonderful events going on our community. I asked the providers in our local providers group to share some of their most…

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We are so excited to share our June profile with you. Fawn is an astounding provider and we are so pleased she agreed to allow us to profile her for NEED KW. Fawn’s program is called Fawn’s Forest of Friends Home Preschoo and is located in Innisfil, Ontario. Choosing just a few photos to showcase her amazing program was really tough! Q: What made you open a home…

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HomeGrown Childcare is an amazing child care program inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to educating young children. Emily has an amazing way with documentation and you can see her passion for play in the learning stories she shares on her Facebook page. We wish she was local!! Q: What made you decide to open a home child care program? A: I made the decision…

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I for one love freebies, especially when it’s something I can share with my clients. Here are some links to tried and true freebies for care providers 🙂 The Colgate healthy smiles kit was a huge hit in my classroom. Everyone got a new toothbrush and toothpaste and there were also educational materials! https://smiles.colgate.com/page/content/2018-classroom-kits Wow Butter is a peanut free peanut butter substitute that tastes…

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It is our great pleasure  to share Carly’s wonderful program with you. She is such an inspiration to the early learning community! The Owl’s Nest: Early Development Centre operates in Palmerston, Ontario. Facebook: @theowlsnestedc Website: theowlsnestedc.weebly.com What made you decide to open a home child care program? For a decade I passionately taught as an Ontario Certified Teacher. I absolutely loved teaching with every ounce of…

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Lesley is one of the founders of NEED and operates an exceptional daycare in the KW Region. So excited to share more about her program with you! What made you decide to open a home childcare program? I started my home daycare over 20 years ago. At that time I started to meet the needs of my family. I then returned to college and earned…

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