Short Term Care is defined as “care that is provided on an irregular, occasional basis to children who are usually different each time care is offered.” It will be chosen when care for an individual child is needed on an irregular, occasional basis by SPOs offering settlement services.
EXAMPLE: Ursula has a very small but diverse centre for newcomers. Her organization offers many short-term workshops, information sessions, and events. Many of their clients are parents of young children. Ursula decides to offer Short Term care. For Ursula’s organization,there is no need for Long Term care because children will only be staying for a few hours or a few days. Her boardroom can be easily modified to accommodate the needs of the children, and she has sufficient room in an adjacent storage room for all required toys and equipment.