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Community-Wide Approach for Improving & Sustaining High Quality Childcare In Wellington County

By: Donna Lero, Kathleen Brophy, Laura Coulman

Quality Care Wellington (QC Wellington) was initiated to begin the development and implementation of a framework to support high quality child care services across Wellington County. Principles underlying the project include the importance of a collaborative approach that involves the child care community and related child-serving organizations in promoting and supporting high quality care, planning and delivering a range of training and professional development activities, and developing new resources and mechanisms to support quality on an on-going basis.

The project was located in the Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being (CFWW) . Donna Lero, CFWW's Jarislowsky Chair in Work and Family and Kathleen Brophy, professor of Applied Nutrition and Family Relations at the University of Guelph, served as principal investigators. Funding was provided through Wellington County Social Services, the City of Guelph, and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services for an initial 18-month period that began in June of 2003. The project included two phases that were rolled out concurrently: (1) a start-up and planning phase that included an assessment of training and resource needs, current levels of quality, and a review of models for providing community-based supports for quality care; and (2) an implementation phase.

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This project was funded by Wellington County, the City of Guelph, and the Government of Ontario