About Us

The SNR Collaborative provides support to Licensed Child Care Programs across Waterloo Region for children up to 12 years of age.  We have committed to working closely together, not only in our daily practices in the Early Learning and Child Care community, but in our overall strategic direction. Our unique partnership allows us to cultivate respectful relationships with each other and with those we support, as well as always striving to be responsive, efficient and effective in our approaches.

We work together to streamline the services provided so that all children, regardless of their abilities are supported to thrive in  early learning environments.

Early Childhood Educators, parents, or caregivers can contact the SNR Collaborative with any questions they might have about a child. We operate in a tiered services model.

When a program or individual need is identified, licensed child-care programs can access the SNR Collaborative with a SNAP referral.  From there, you might be connected with Resource Consultants or SPOT Therapists who make up the team of professionals that work to ensure all children are participating in a meaningful way in their child-care program.

Early Childhood Educators, parents, or caregivers can contact the SNR Collaborative with any concerns or questions they might have about a child. We operate in a tiered services model.

Our Mandate: To work as partners to support licensed early learning and child-care programs in meeting the diverse needs of children and families in Waterloo Region.

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The SPOT Team at KidsAbility, works to support childcare staff and caregivers through consultation services to ensure an inclusive experience for children in care.

As part of KW Habilitation, Early Learning, Child Care and Family Resources (ELCCFR) is funded and designed to support licensed early learning and child care programs in meeting the needs of all children from 0-12 years of age, regardless of their abilities, to thrive in their early learning environments.

SNAP accepts referrals from childcare programs, parents and community agencies. A SNAP Coordinator will review your referral and connect you with the most appropriate services to support your child’s participation in a child care program.

The SNR Collaborative is made up of KidsAbility, KW Habilitation and SNAP.  Funding for the SNR Collaborative is provided by the Region of Waterloo and the Province of Ontario.