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Resource Consultant and Behaviour Consultant Supports in Child Care

Consultants are available to support children in your licensed Child Care Program, Home Child Care program, and EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

Resource Consultant

Resource consultants provide specialized support to children with special needs in a child care program. Supports are available for children:

  • From birth to six years of age in licensed child care
  • Six to 12 years of age in before and/or after school care at a licensed centre
  • Delayed developmentally in two or more areas
  • Experiencing early developmental difficulties and are at risk of future learning problems in school

Behaviour Consultant

Behaviour consultants can help children with:

  • Behavioural and emotional self-regulation issues where there are no clear developmental concerns
  • A mental health diagnosis that is affecting their interactions and participation

Behaviour consultants provide support for child care professionals who are working with:

  • Children from birth to six years of age
  • Older children who are in before and/or after school care at a licensed centre

Request resource or behaviour consultant supports

Children's Service Update

To ensure continued supports, a children's services referral update must be submitted yearly.

Short-term Specialized Funding

Niagara Region Children’s Services will provide additional funding to help children in child care centres where safety is in question due to developmental, social and/or emotional needs of a child.

If funding is approved, the centre and Resource Consultant Agency will be notified in writing. A case conference will be held and alternate supports will be discussed to determine any other funding that may be accessed or other options of support within the child care operation.

Supports are approved for up to 12 weeks at a time.

Apply for short-term specialized funding

More Information

For updated forms, letters and memorandums, visit Inclusive Child Care Supports Committee.


Helen Lake
905-980-6000 ext. 3823
Email Helen Lake

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