Community Services has responsibility for Niagara's child care system for children from birth to 12 years of age and is managed through Children's Services. Management of the child care system includes:
Services are provided through more than 70 contracts with community service providers across the Niagara region, with six licensed programs directly operated by the Regional Municipality of Niagara. Community service providers include licensed child care programs, recreation, resource centres and literacy services.
To inquire about services and supports, please call 905-984-6900.
For information on choosing quality child care, visit eccdc.org, call 905-646-7311, or visit:
Early Childhood Community Development Centre
3340 Schmon Parkway
"To ensure access to a coordinated, diverse range of affordable quality services and supports for young children and families residing in Niagara."
Summary of Objectives
|1.||To complete the development and implementation of business practices and accountability measures, to ensure the best services within the dollars available.|
|2.||To plan and implement an integrated case management approach with Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities Division and within Community Agencies.|
|3.||To complete the development of the local child care plan, establish priorities and implement system changes.|
|4.||To provide leadership in planning, service coordination and community development to the Early Years initiative.|
|5.||To stabilize staffing through recruitment and ongoing training based on commitment to staff and career development.|
|6.||To develop communication strategies to ensure stakeholders are better informed about Children's Services.|