Did you know that there is an online tool through First Words you can use to check on your child’s development? The Communication Checkup is an online screening tool created for parents and legal guardians living in Ottawa, Ontario. It should take just 15-30 minutes to complete. firstwords.ca/communication-checkup/

Help Your Child Develop Early Language
http://firstwords.ca/audience/general-public/help-your-child-develop-early-language/

Being the Bridge
http://firstwords.ca/learning-tools/being-the-bridge/

How a child’s brain develops through early experiences

 

Some more useful resources for parents and caregivers:

Andrew Fleck Child Care Services – ‘This Caught Our Attention’

Child, Adolescent, and Family Centre of Ottawa

Children’s Integration Support Services

City of Ottawa – Family

First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa

Helping parents choose childcare

Information and resources for parents and caregiver – Parent Resource Centre

Ontario Early Years Centers

Ontario Early Years Policy Framework

Ottawa Neighbourhood Study

Ottawa Parent Resource Centre