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Resource Consultant and Behaviour Consultant Supports in Child Care

Consultants are available to support children in your licensed child care program, home child care program and EarlyON Child and Family Centres. We know that parents are the primary decision makers in their child's life and we foster collaborative partnerships with families.

Resource consultant and behaviour consultant supports

Resource consultant and behaviour consultants recognize each child's unique characteristics. They provide recommendations and strategies to adapt the early learning environment and promote inclusion and opportunities for developmental growth. It's recognized that child development milestones and behaviours vary and these differences are acknowledged and respected.

Resource consultant service eligibility criteria

  • Referral from a community professional
  • Pre-school children: zero to six years and not attending full-day kindergarten
  • School aged children: 3.8 years to 12 years of age with two or more areas of exceptionality, and attending a before and after school program

Behaviour consultant service eligibility criteria

  • Referral from a community professional
  • Pre-school children: zero to six years and not attending a full-day kindergarten
  • School aged children: 3.8 years to 12 years and attending a before and after school program
  • Behavioural and emotional self-regulation challenges are affecting the child's interactions and participation in the program and there are no clear developmental concerns

Role of the resource consultant / behaviour consultant

  • Work collaboratively with families, licensed child care educators and other professionals by coordinating services
  • Support the principles of inclusion and provide families with information on child development and advocacy
  • Facilitate transition-to-school process
  • Develop Individualized Support Plans with families and licensed child care educators. These plans are then implemented, monitored and updated to help support the child's growth and development.
  • Help develop strategies and / or environmental adaptations

To ensure continued supports, a children's services referral update must be submitted yearly.

Request resource or behaviour consultant supports

Short-term specialized support funding

Short Term Specialized Support funding supports children in licensed child care centres where the safety of the child, other children and / or educators are at risk due to the child's developmental and / or social emotional needs.

Children between the ages of zero and 12 may be eligible for Short Term Specialized Support Funding in a licensed child care centre based on specific criteria.

Funding support is available for up to 12 weeks at a time.

Apply for short-term specialized support funding

More information

For updated forms, letters and memorandums, visit Inclusive Child Care Supports Committee.

Contact

Laura Rasmussen
905-980-6000 ext. 3877
Email Laura Rasmussen

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