About Little Bear Dayhome Agency
Providing Quality Family Childcare
At Little Bear Dayhome Agency, we believe that every child deserves to grow and learn in a safe, nurturing environment. Our philosophy is centered around providing quality family childcare services that meet the unique needs of each child and family. We work closely with our day home educators to ensure they meet ministry standards and are able to provide the highest level of care for your child. We are committed to building strong relationships with our families and acting as a liaison between them and our day home educators.
Children with special needs require child care for the same reasons as all children: to grow, develop, learn, friendship building and social inclusion.
Withdrawal: If the day home educator is having difficulties meeting the child’s needs, we will ensure that all families asked to withdraw are dealt with in a fair and equitable manner. The notice of withdrawal is consistent with the Termination Policy of Little Bear Dayhome Agency and is the same for all families. Reasonable care has been taken in assessing the child’s needs and the Program’s ability to support those needs.
Children with special needs will be included in regular programming. At Little Bear, we realize that children with special needs require developmentally appropriate programs, just the same as other children. Children of all abilities need to feel included as part of a group. This inclusion leads to healthier self esteem, and positive impacts on child development not only for the child with special needs, but also for typically developing children. Inclusive programs help children become more compassionate, sensitive, and accepting of others.
Children with special needs may require additional assistance to be in the childcare program. At Little Bear, we believe in challenging children of all abilities to develop further through play. The child’s needs always come first, and all programming decisions will be based on the needs of the individual child.
Reasons we provide an inclusive program
to provide care for children with special needs in a childcare setting:
-to provide opportunities for typically developing children and children with special needs to interact
-to assist children with special needs to develop social, physical, emotional, intellectual and creative skills
-to promote positive self esteem through a sense of belonging
-to create an environment where all children and educators are more sensitive, compassionate and accepting of diversity