Early identification of speech and language delays can help children get the help they need to prevent later difficulties with speaking, listening, social interaction and reading. As a Child Care Provider, you can help! You can offer speech and language screening for all children when they register in your program.
Food safety is especially important in a childcare setting because any illness that can be spread through food or water may have a more serious impact on young children that on adults and may be spread more rapidly within any environment involving extensive interaction between young children.
Day Care Centres are ideal places for the spread of infectious diseases because of the large number of young people in close contact with each other that may have not yet developed good personal hygiene habits or immunity.
The regulations under the Nutrition Requirements of the CCEYA mandate that all infants and children attending child care centres in Ontario are provided with enough safe and nutritious food to meet their individual energy and nutrient requirements.