Consultation "Every Child Belongs"

  • CONSULTATION SERVICES

    “In Partnership with families and the community, to provide safe and

    nurturing child care which strives to meet the unique needs of each

    individual.”

     

    Terry Tan employs Resource Consultants, RECE who provide services to licensed child care centres within the City of Toronto.Through the City of Toronto’s  “Every Child Belongs” initiative and Terry Tan’s mission statement, children’s needs may be met by supporting the educators and families through the third party Consultation Services. Families and child care staff are supported through collaboration, problem solving, communication, and coaching within the child care environment. The Consultants have training in areas such as child development, communication, socialization, motor development and behaviour guidance.

    The Resource Consultants support child care centres in a variety of ways. These may include:

    Individual Consultation:

    Provide support to child care educators to facilitate full and meaningful participation of an individual child with extra support needs within a family centred model. This is completed in the following ways:

    • gathering information from the family and educators
    • centre based observations
    • use of screening tools to determine children’s strengths and needs (as required)
    • programming and/or individual support plans for families and child care staff to promote

    Program Consultation:

    Build the capacity of child care programs to support the inclusion of children with extra support needs.

    Training:

    Support the training needs of the child care staff and families to enhance knowledge and build capacity.

    Additional Services:

    The Consultants have access to specialized services on a consultation basis at the centre, in order to enhance and support a child’s development. These include:

    • behaviour
    • occupational therapy
    • psychological/psychiatric
    • indigenous resource
    • registered nurse, RN

    Services are provided FREE through funding provided by Toronto Children’s Services under Special Needs Resource Funding. In order to obtain service, the child care centre will complete a referral consent form with the family, which is inputted through an online central referral system.