The Special Needs Resourcing 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. Guided by our vision to practice, we work together to streamline the services provided so that all children, regardless of their abilities are supported to thrive in quality, inclusive early learning environments.
When a program or individual need is identified, licensed child-care programs can access the SNR Collaborative through the Special Needs Access Point. 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.
The SNR Collaborative is made up of KidsAbility, KW Habilitation and the Special Needs Access Point. Funding for the SNR Collaborative is provided by the Region of Waterloo and the Province of Ontario.