A word from Bethany at Green Sprouts, Compass Early Learning and Care’s newest Licensed Child Care Provider…
“With the new Child Care and Early Years Act on the horizon, I was interested in being able to maintain a viable business while being recognized as a professional at a time when some Home Child Care Providers had received negative media attention. As an independent provider of 18 years, I was unsure of the licensing process and worried about my autonomy. Fortunately, Compass Early Learning and Care encourages, and makes it feasible for, providers to join the licensed system after listening to the needs of independent providers throughout the province. After going through the licensing process, I can say that it definitely feels like a partnership rather than an ownership. Things are still running smoothly the way I have always done things, with a little bit of paperwork and a few extra safety measures in place. All in all, it feels like Compass offers a second set of eyes that look out not only for the best interests of parents and children, but also the provider. I would encourage all home child care providers to begin a conversation with Compass in the hopes that many of the excellent home daycares out there can remain in operation and support Peterborough’s child care needs for many more years to come”.
To read previously posted Compass ELC Blogs, please click HERE.