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Care for Newcomer Children Requirements (CNCR)


Webinar for Administrators: Simplify Your CNC Implementation!

For anyone who missed the webinar for Administrators last week, the webinar is now available online! For information, strategies and tips to help you customize your CNC implementation plan, watch the webinar here.

The webinar has also been customized to help BC programs implement short term CNC. For help with getting started , click here to access the BC Orientation.


CNC Implementation Checklist for Administrators

The CNC Implementation Checklist is a simplified tool that will help you manage the CNC implementation process for your organization. The checklist enables you to:

  • Quickly assess where your organization is in the implementation process
  • Identify key steps to take
  • Assign tasks and set timelines to customize your plan
  • Check items off the list when they are successfully completed!

English: Click Here to download the Implementation Checklist. For help with getting started, click here.

French: Click Here to download the Implementation Checklist. For help with getting started, click here.


Answers to Your CNC Questions

Thank you for all of your CNC questions and feedback! We have compiled some of the recent most frequently asked questions, and provided answers to help you understand CNC, and how to implement the changes. This list of questions and answers will be added to on a regular basis to keep you up-to-date and informed! Read More

CNC Orientation: A New Type of Child Care (Administrators)


CNC Orientation: A New Type of Child Care (CNC Staff)


Care For Newcomer Children (CNC): Bulletin

Please note: CMAS cannot assist SPOs with the Call For Proposal. After proposals have been submitted,
we will be posting resources to help you further. a variety of supports have been developed to help you understand and implement CNC. Information, tools and resources will be available in good time to support the successful transition into CNC.

The items below identify changes or additions to the current costs of operating a child care support program.

Short Term Space – The minimum space requirement is 14 square metres for a group of 5 children and 2.8 square metres for each additional child. Infant care requires an additional 8.3 square metres for each group of 3 children.

Long Term / Combined Space – The minimum space requirement is 22 square metres for a group of 8 children and 2.8 square metres for each additional child. Infant care requires an additional 16.8 square metres for each group of 3 infants.

Physical activity space – Gross motor space is not required if no individual child is in attendance for more than 3 hours per day. For example, A Long Term CNC program could operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. without having additional space for physical activity as long as no individual child attends for more than three (3) hours.


Care For Newcomer Children (CNC): Highlights

Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) is a new childcare support service that enables eligible parents to attend CIC-funded settlement services, while their children receive care at the same site.

CNC, will be implemented in April 2013 and will replace LINC Childminding and Occasional Child Care.

Development of the CNC model was carried out from July 2009 through March 2010 in consultation with representatives of stakeholder groups from across the country and with the guidance of experts in the early childhood field. In 2011/12, elements of the new CNC model were piloted at two Service Providing Organizations (SPOs), with a third-party assessment of the pilot model undertaken in January, 2012.

The CNC model provides flexibility and choice. Rather than providing child care support for individual CIC-funded services, SPOs will be able to support all adult services within a single child care program. This program model reduces barriers, increases efficiency and service uptake, and allows SPOs to care for more children and better meet the needs of the newcomer families they serve.

SPOs will choose the type of care that will best complement CIC-funded settlement service delivery. Final decisions on services and the type of care offered are subject to CIC approval.

Types of Care

SPOs currently offering licensed care can continue to do so.


Care For Newcomer Children (CNC): Questions and Answers

1. Why do we need a new model of care?

CIC saw a need for a change in the child care supports to assist SPOs in offering care to parents. During the consultation for a new child care model SPOs expressed their ideas from which the CNC program grew. The CNC model provides more flexibility and choice. Rather than providing child care support for individual CIC-funded services, you are able to support all CIC-funded adult services within a single child care program. This is an opportunity to review and revise outdated practices and become more efficient in providing and managing the care of children.

In general, the CNC program model allows you to care for more children and better meet the needs of the newcomer families you serve.

2. What requirements will we need to follow?

A new set of requirements have been developed that will replace the National LINC Childminding Requirements and the Occasional Child Care Requirements. The information in the Highlights and Bulletin reflect the information found in the requirements. The full requirements will be available at the end of the year.

3. Is Long Term care really just childminding?

Long Term care is one of the three types of care in the CNC model.


CMAS Update – April 2012

As we enter into the new contract year, CMAS is available to offer ongoing services that support your organization in providing safe, quality care for newcomer children. Read More