Meet Me at the PMFRC

Meet Me at the PMFRC

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Introducing Angie Daber-Roggie

Angie is our Private Home Day Care & Emergency Child Care Supervisor.  Working out of our North Side location, she works with families to help them find the right day care provider for their kids. Angie can also work with you to put together an Emergency Child Care Plan.
 
If you’re new to the area, or new to parenting, give Angie a call to find out more about what we offer.
 
If you are interested in becoming an Emergency Child Care or Private Home Day Care Provider – full-time or on an on-call basis – give Angie a call at (613) 687-1641 ext. 2230.
 
Name: Angie Daber-Roggie
Position: Private Home Day Care / Emergency Child Care Supervisor


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Tell us more about your role at the PMFRC and the programs you are involved in:
 When parents are looking for a day care, they register with the program and we match them with local caregivers that can meet their child care requirements.  The parents have an opportunity to meet with the caregivers and choose one that they feel comfortable with.  We make sure that all of the paperwork is provided to the caregiver before the child starts in their care. 
 
There is a screening process for all of the caregivers in our program and we make sure that every home meets the requirements set out by the Ministry of Education.  There are Police Record Checks and Family and Children Services Checks for anyone living in the home that is over the age of 18.  The fire inspector visits each home, and if the caregiver lives on Base and has a dog, we also do a check with the OSPCA.  All of our caregivers have Child Care Liability Insurance. The entire process takes approximately a month to complete; and then we are able to place children in the home day care. 
 
We also provide support and training for our caregivers and our office does unannounced spot checks so we can ensure that caregivers are providing quality care to both military and civilian families. 
 
We monitor our Emergency Child Care homes the same way we do for Private Home Day Care.  There are two caregivers on-call each month.  If a family is in need of Emergency Child Care or Casual Support Child Care, we arrange care for them.  We attend DAGs and unit briefings to ensure Family Care Plans are filled out properly and we provide members with an Emergency Child Care kit to help them plan for emergency situations.

As a mother of two boys, I know how stressful it can be to find quality child care, and how important it is to find a caregiver that is right for your child.

 
How long have you worked for the PMFRC?
I have worked with different programs at the PMFRC for over 10 years, and have been in my current position for the past 8 years. I am very passionate about my job and enjoy coming to work every day.
 
Tell me about your background (experience, education, etc.)?
I have worked in the Early Childhood Education field for over 20 years in various day care centres.  I’m currently registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators. 
 
What can people expect to see when they first meet you?
I am easy-going, flexible and always willing to listen to families.  I try my best to help them with whatever child care needs they may have. 
 
What is your favorite part about working for the PMFRC?
My favorite part about working at the PMFRC is helping people, whether it is someone looking for information about Private Home Day Care, Emergency Child Care of just letting them know about the services we have to offer. 
 
It is very rewarding when we find that “perfect match” for families; parents are able to go to work each day knowing that their children are happy and well cared for.  As a mother of two boys, I know how stressful it can be to find quality child care, and how important it is to find a caregiver that is right for your child.
 
We have an amazing team of caregivers that work hard to keep the children engaged and have lots of fun while doing it. The PMFRC has so many programs to offer at the PMFRC and I think it’s important to promote them to the community. 
 
What is your greatest accomplishment or proudest moment working for the PMFRC?
I have worked with several programs throughout the PMFRC.  At one time I was the Home Visitor in this office. 
 
My greatest accomplishment was being promoted to the Private Home Day Care/Emergency Child Care Supervisor eight years ago.  It is very rewarding to be able to help people with their child care needs and be part of such an amazing team.
 
Where are you from and what brought you to Petawawa? How long have you lived here?
I’m a valley girl, born and raised in Pembroke. 
 
What advice do you have for families transitioning to Petawawa?
Visit our locations or call and get information about the programs you are interested in.  Lots of times people come in to meet with us about Private Home Day Care or Emergency Child Care and we end up giving them information about schools and other community resources they may need.  That’s what we are here for!
 
What is your favorite thing about living in the area? What is your favourite thing to do in the winter? The summer?
I love spending time with my family and doing outdoor activities: camping, four wheeling, sliding, and snowmobiling.
 
Leave us with a few more words of wisdom – what is your favorite quote?
“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day”