The Region of Peel has launched a new service called EarlyON Child Development Supports. Parents and caregivers now have access to resource consultants who can answer questions about children’s development and provide resources and referral recommendations to specialized services.
EarlyON Centres in Peel offer free, high-quality drop-in programs for families with children that are aged six and under. They offer convenient, accessible, play-based learning activities with their children, as well as the opportunity to connect with other families and to learn more about community resources.
“One of our key priorities with EarlyON Child Development Supports is to provide welcoming, inclusive child development services to all families,” says Suzanne Finn, Director, Early Years and Child Care Services. “We are pleased to offer these important services through our EarlyON Centres.”
A great deal of learning happens for children before the age of five, so recognizing children’s strengths and abilities and supporting parents around their child’s development early increases the probability of success when they attend school and throughout their life. To support children’s development, the Region of Peel has partnered with Peel Children’s Centre to provide this service in EarlyON Centres.
“We believe that through this service, families will receive the information and connections they need to support their child’s developmental journey,” says Bhupinder Heer, Manager, Clinical Services at Peel Children’s Centre, one of the largest children’s mental health treatment agencies in Canada.
Find out more about EarlyON Child Development Supports.