Childcare Algoma


Home Child Care
Birth to 13 years of age

Child care is far too important to leave to chance.
As a parent, you know that selecting and monitoring the quality of child care offered in a home can be time consuming and difficult to tackle alone.

Licensed Home Child Care can help you make a quality child care choice. Our home child care programs offer children individualized care in small group settings that often become, 'a home away from home'. 

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Choosing Licensed Home Child Care

Our caregivers' welcoming homes are comforting for children of all ages and our Home Child Care Program provides the following:

  • Flexible hours of care and flexible daily schedule
  • Subsidized child care spaces
  • Referrals for child development
  • Peace of mind knowing the home is regulated
  • Alternate care for sick and vacation time
  • Screened, nurturing caregivers that are found in your home and school neighborhood
  • Convenient, comfortable small group settings
  • Professional support for families in selecting and using a home child care program
  • Siblings can be together
  • Small number of children for personal attention and care
  • Home providers use the Early Learning Framework as a guide to practice
  • Observations and documentation is used to help support curriculum planning that is meaningful to the individual needs of each child
  • Providers utilize community programs such as the Best Start Hubs, Sault Ste. Marie Public Library, and Parent and Family Literacy Centres

Why Choose a Licensed Home Child Care Provider?

  • Blemish Free Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check for provider AND anyone living in the home over 18 years of age.
  • Home MUST be smoke free
  • ALL family members must have up-to-date immunizations
  • ALL pets must have their rabies vaccines
  • Standard First Aid Level C CPR & AED (incl. infant/child)
  • House insurance which covers the home-based business
  • Child restraint information session and vehicle insurance which covers children in care (if transporting)
  • Must adhere to the Child Care and Early Years Act regulations
  • Compliance with fire and health inspections
  • A three-step approval process prior to being an Approved Home Child Care Provider
  • Follow the Ministry of Education professional resources to plan a curriculum based on the individual needs and development of each child in care

Our team of Home Child Care Consultants

Home Child Care Consultants are Registered Early Childhood Educators with over 40 years of experience combined.  Once the approval process is complete, we assist and monitor the approved caregivers in meeting high standards in quality care.

Our Child Care Algoma Home Child Care Consultants provide:

  • scheduled and drop-in home visits
  • telephone support
  • child care related workshops/professional development
  • transportation/car seat installation workshops
  • free use of large equipment such as strollers, cots and feeding chairs (based on availability)
  • early learning resources and mentorship

Selecting the right home child care setting for your child is important.  We work in partnership with parents and caregivers to ensure that each child experiences a stimulating, nurturing program within a safe, home setting.

Discover if this is the Career for You!

Licensed Home Child Care Program
115 Shannon Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON 

Site Supervisor: Alicia Anich
Phone: (705) 945-8898 extension 263

Program Coordinator: Jennifer Parrella
Phone: (705) 945-8898 extension 250

Office Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Algoma District
Kelly Rowlison (705) 248-2043

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