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Direct Care Services

When children stay with us, they are cared for by an excellent staff of highly trained early childcare professionals, Licensed Social Workers, and volunteers.

Direct Care Services

Professional Childcare
Providence House paid childcare staff ensures each child receives the individual adult attention and nurturing that they need.

Assigned Childcare Model
Every child is assigned their own childcare worker on each shift to reinforce attachment and bonding and provide the individual nurturing that children need during their temporary, short-term separation from their parents.

Maintaining Community Connections
Our goal is to keep every child as connected to their community and family as possible, so we take them to and from their community school or appointments, and link them to any new services and supports as close as possible to their own communities so they can easily remain engaged with these services after they leave us.

Children’s Educational Enrichment Program
Licensed Social Workers work alongside the staff to plan daily lessons, activities, and community field trips to enhance early learning skills, reinforce developmental milestones, focus on school readiness, and provide children with positive exposure to their community.

Developmental Milestone Enhancement
Children receive evidenced based developmental assessments. Based on the results, Licensed Social Workers develop an activity plan to target growth in areas where the child is not performing at the expected level. Children may also be referred to community agencies that can provide ongoing intervention and support.

Healthy Living Skills
Each day, the children practice healthy living skills appropriate to their age and development. Childcare workers provide many opportunities for children to successfully practice skills related to personal care, nutrition, and self-soothing behaviors.

On-Site Therapies
Speech, hearing, physical, developmental and emotional therapies are delivered onsite by licensed qualified professionals as needed.

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