Children's Services

 

Welcome to Algoma District Children’s Services.

We provide leadership to ensure quality, inclusive early learning and child care programs are available to support families across the Algoma District.

This includes:

  • Child Care Fee Subsidy
  • Supporting Children with Special Needs
  • Quality Assurance
  • EarlyON Child and Family Centres
  • Community Planning

Child Care Fee Subsidy

Child care fee subsidy is a program that helps qualifying families cover the cost of licensed child care for children up to the age of 12. Subsidized care is available in 15 licensed child care sites in the district of Algoma.  Eligibility is determined through a standardized financial assessment.

You can click on the “Child Care Fee Subsidy” section of this site for further information.

 

Supporting Children with Special Needs

The Algoma District Services Administration Board purchases special needs resourcing services from Children’s Rehabilitation Centre Algoma.  Services for children with special needs are offered in all licensed child care sites within the Algoma District.  Early Childhood Education Resource Consultants, Child Care staff and the family work together for the successful inclusion of every child into the child care program.

 

Quality Assurance

We are committed to providing high quality early learning and development opportunities for children and families across the Algoma district. Children, families and educators are well supported by a system of responsive, high-quality, accessible, and increasingly integrated early years programs and services that set the foundations for lifelong learning.

Programs value children as competent, capable of complex thinking, curious, and rich in potential.  They see families as belonging, valuable contributors to their children’s learning, and deserve to be engaged in a meaningful way.  Educators are knowledgeable, caring, reflective and resourceful professionals.  They are valuable contributors engaged in meaningful work.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

All existing child and family programs funded by the Ministry of Education have been combined into one program model, and services will be provided through EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

The goal is to enhance the quality and consistency of child and family programs across Ontario for parents, caregivers and young children ages 0-6 to ensure that:

  • Expecting parents, parents, caregivers and home child care providers have access to high quality services that support them in their role;
  • Children have access to inclusive, play and inquiry-based learning opportunities to improve their developmental health and well-being;
  • Parents, caregivers and home child care providers have a better understanding of early learning and development, find it easy to access support, and are provided with an accessible, non-stigmatized place to seek help; and
  • Local services collaborate in an integrated way to meet the needs of children and families and actively engage parents and caregivers to increase participation.

Community Planning

Algoma District Services Administration Board (ADSAB) is the system manger directed to plan and deliver community-based early years programs and services governed and funded by the Ministry of Education.
ADSAB is attuned to the complex and often differing needs of the communities in our area.  By providing leadership to local service providers, school boards, and community partners, ADSAB breaks down barriers and establishes connections between programs and services.  In the role of guiding local planning tables ADASB finds other innovative ways to connect and work with community partners.