Child & Family Health

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Early Abilities (Speech & Language, Vision, Hearing)

Seek early intervention.  Discover your child's potential.

Our children begin communicating at an early age.  They learn to use their vision, hearing, and speech skills to help them get attention, protest, request, comment, ask and answer questions.

When one or more of these skills are delayed or impaired, don't wait and see. We are here to help.


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Early Childhood Development

Interested in learning more about early child development?  The Best Start Resource Centre provides a comprehensive on-line resource for parents and caregivers.  

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Playing with Language

We just added Part 3 in its video series entitles "Playing with Language".  It can be used as an accessible online audio/visual aid for parents and caregivers concerned about their child's communication development.

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Let's Get Started Program

On a waitlist for an early childhood service of some kind? Register with your local OEYC for the six week Let's Get Started program!

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Free E-Learning Courses for Speech and Language Development

FREE e-learning courses for parents/caregivers on how to create a stimulating speech and language environment that can support your child's communication development.

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Speech and Language Program Registration Deadlines

If your child was born in 2012 and needs a speech and language assessment, you must register them before the August 31, 2016 deadline.  

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To get updates about our programs, events, parent workshops and resources, sign up to stay connected!


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Infant Hearing Program

A community partnership designed to identify infants born deaf or hard of hearing, and children (0-6) who may get permanent hearing loss.