Community Resources

Click on the links to learn more about the various community partners and resources that related to child care in our community. If you have questions regarding how these resources can support your family, please contact the agency directly or speak to your centre supervisor.

Child Care Subsidy Office

Owl Child Care Services offers space at all of our locations for subsidized child care. Parents may contact the subsidy office for information on qualifying for assistance. The subsidy program is administered by the Region of Waterloo.

Please note that should you receive subsidy and then not be approved at a future time, you will be responsible for the full costs of child care at that time.

Click here for more information from the Region of Waterloo

City of Kitchener / City of Waterloo

You are simply one click away from finding out all that you need to know about living in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. You will find current information on all that there is to experience. Together, we will build innovative, caring and vibrant cities with safe and thriving neighbourhoods.

City of Kitchener

City of Waterloo

Community Care Access Centre of Waterloo

The CCAC of Waterloo Region assists, directs and supports residents of the region in determining, coordinating and ensuring that the services they require are provided.

Visit the Community Care Access Centre website

Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology

Owl Child Care provides the opportunity forcollege students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program to be able to do placements in our centres. This enables these students to gain hands-on experience working with children at different age and developmental levels, in different settings. The ECE Professional Resource Centre is also housed at the College.

Visit Conestoga College.ca

Kidsability

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children is a program funded by the government of Ontario for pregnant moms and for families with young children up to the age of 6.

The program provides prenatal and post partum information and offers support at any time for families of young children.

Visit the Region of Waterloo Website

kidsLINK

kidsLINK offers a variety of workshops for Early Childhood Educators and parents and has a resource library available for use.

If needed, kidsLINK has qualified staff who will come into our programs, assess children and provide modification suggestions that will help benefit children with behaviour and aggression issues.

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K-W Habilitation Services

The Preschool Outreach Program is a division of K-W Habilitation Services designed to meet the needs of children who have developmental handicaps or delays. Child care centres are able to obtain the support of a resource consultant for classrooms where there is a child with developmental delays. Resource consultants are able to provide suggestions and program modifications to assist the teaching staff to develop a broad based teaching plan. An ECE support teacher may also be obtained where the needs of all the children in the classroom would not be met without this support teacher. If needed, kinesiologists are also a part of the team, and available to provide support for children with difficulties ranging in areas from sensory to physical development.

For More information please call:884-8080

Let's Talk Science / Wings of Discovery

Wings of Discoveryis a comprehensive discovery-based program for young children (infant to age 5) that builds important life skills, self-esteem and inspires discovery by engaging a child's innate curiosity about how the world works.

Visit the Lets Talk Science website

Ministry of Children and Youth Services

All Owl Child Care centres are licensed annually by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Working together ensures that our programs meet standards set by the Day Nurseries Act. Through this website, you are able to access current information and articles provided by the Ministry.

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Ontario Early Years Centres

The Ontario Early Years Centre provide places where parents and caregivers can find out answers to their questions, find out about available services for young children in the region, and speak with others in the community.

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Region of Waterloo: Public Health

More from the Region of Waterloo

The Region of Waterloo Public Health department has a commitment to building healthy and supportive communities. Health professionals and support staff work to enhance the health of all individuals living within the Region of Waterloo.

Scholastic Book Club

Owl Child Care Services is involved in the Scholastic Book Club where staff and parents are able to place book orders monthly. We promote early literacy and the love of books for young children and their families. 

Vist Scholastic.ca

Special Needs Access Point (SNAP)

All referrals for services that support children with special needs in child care settings are done through this single point of access for service. Referrals will be forwarded to the appropriate agencies.

More information on SNAP

"SPOT" Program

S - Speech and Language

P - Physical

O - Occupational

T - Therapy

The Spot Program supports teachers and child care providers in their programs as they encourage physical development, and the development of speech and language in children from birth to 5 years.

More on the SPOT program

Waterloo Catholic District School Board

A number of years ago, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Owl created a partnership that has enabled children and families to have a positive experience with the transition from child care to school. Focusing on school-readiness curriculum enables children in our programs to be prepared for the challenges of kindergarten. 

WCDSB Website

Cerebral Palsy Resources 

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP) is dedicated to supporting people with cerebral palsy (CP) in Ontario. The OFCP provides and initiates a wide range of services, resources and programs for people with CP and their families from education and recreation to housing and life planning.

More information from the OFCP

The Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association provides information on cerebral palsy including, causes, diagnosis, treatment and, additional resources.

More information from CHASA

Car Seat Safety

Infants and children should be protected in vehicles from before birth until they are big enough to use a vehicle's built-in seatbelt safely.  The Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services provides information on car and booster seat safety. 

Click here for the full article

Baby Proofing and Kids Home Safety Guide

A guide Produced by Expertise.com providing tips and suggestions on child proofing for kids safety. The comprehensive guide includes chapters on safety at home, common household hazards for children of all ages, tv and internet safety for kids, along with home childproofing tips.

Full guide on Expertise.com

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