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Enhanced Staffing is available to support the inclusion of children with high needs, ages 0 – 12 years, in licensed child care centres or day camp programs. 

The Enhanced Staffing program supports inclusion in the community by providing: 

  • Staff, hired directly by the program or by R.F.E.C.Y., to ensure the safety and well being of children with high needs.
  • Individuals who are a complement to the existing ratio in the program to work with all staff to support the inclusion of all children.
  • Consultation to programs regarding ideas to facilitate the success of all children in the program.
  • Enhanced Staffing is not child specific and is to support the needs of a program or room where the needs are beyond what they are able to meet within current ratio. 


How do I make a referral?

  • No referral necessary, applications to request Enhanced Staffing support are completed and submitted by the early learning or camp program requesting support

  • The assigned Early Learning Inclusion (ELI) Consultant supports the completion of applications and provides onsite support to implement suggestion and strategies with the program staff.

  • Applications are reviewed and decisions are made based on criteria and availability of funding.