While I can’t speak for other licensed home child care programs, this is not true for the Region of Waterloo Home Child Care Program. Our focus if contracting with caregivers who provide quality care to children. While there are benefits to children/families registering through our program, it is not a requirement and we respect a caregivers right to find families and contract with them independently. The key is that there is regular communication with the agency prior to care starting so we can ensure you are within capacity guidelines.