Early Years Program

For children 0-6 years of age

Program Description

The Early Years Program is designed to provide support to children who are 0-6 years of age and their families, who experience difficulties at home, school or in a daycare setting. Children who are referred to the Early Years Program often present or are at risk of needs such as; emotion regulation, attachment disorders, poor peer relationships, school adaptation needs, sleep concerns, aggression etc. This program is designed to build on the unique strengths of individuals and families and use the family/caregiver unit as a foundation for all interventions and treatment.

The Early Years Program can provide the following during treatment:

  • Establish linkages and appropriate supports for the family within the community (i.e. Madame Vanier-Psychological Support, Tyke Talk, Healthy Babies Healthy Children, etc.)
  • Intensive Family Services (In-Home)
  • Family Therapy
  • Community School Support
  • Specialized Assessments

Program Goals

  • Early identification and treatment of emotional, psychological, social developmental
  • Early intervention
  • Early prevention
  • To provide support and education to parent/caregiver(s)
  • To help improve the relationship with your child at home, in school or within the community

Program Requirements

  • Must reside in Oxford or Elgin County
  • Must have a child who fits within the age requirement of this program (0-6 years)
  • Parent/Guardian consent

Referral and Intake Process

Referrals to the Early Years programs are accessed through the Wellkin walk-in clinic.

For Elgin County residents, access to the walk-in clinic is available any Thursday between 10am and 6pm at 99 Edward Street.

For Oxford County residents, access to the walk-in clinic is available any Tuesday between 10am and 6pm at 912 Dundas Street.

For more information on making a referral to the Early Years Program, contact 519-539-0463 ext 221

Please note: For Low German speaking families, please connect directly with Ingrid Heide at 519-539-0463 ext 239