Child & Family Consultants provide the following Special Needs Resources for licensed childcare providers:
- Classroom consultations and program recommendations;
- Education, support, and coaching for early years professionals and families;
- Informal developmental screening and collaborative goal-setting;
- Community-based case management; and
- Community-wide service planning.
As part of our Infant Development Program, we also provide the above specialized services to families with infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children in home and/or community settings.
Click here to download the 6 F-Words for Child Development Poster.
Developmental Support Worker (DSW) Program
This program offers intensive training support for early years professionals providing inclusive licensed childcare programming for children ages 0-6 years, as well as pre-approved recreational programming for children ages 0-13. Support is provided based on a temporary basis according to the measured need of the early learning classroom/group and available Special Needs Resources.
For children starting Kindergarten, the Child & Family Consultant will collaborate with the School Board (St. Clair Catholic or Lambton Kent) and the Children's Treatment Centre to support a seamless transition to school.
How to Make a Referral
Parents/guardians usually refer their children for service. With the family's permission, community partners (such as child care staff, doctors, etc.) can also make a referral.
If you have questions or concerns about a child's development or behaviour, Call (519) 352-0440 (Press 2) or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Community partners may use this form to make a referral.