Inclusion Services

Inclusion Services provide services that support quality inclusion in licensed child care programs, nursery school or private home child care in the community for children birth to 12 years of age.   

What we do

Is your child on track?

If you have concerns about your child’s development, the following resources can help:

To help your child, our team can:

  • work collaboratively with child care staff to promote an inclusive environment. 
  • screen and assess your child to monitor development and facilitate goal setting.
  • act as a resource support for classrooms to facilitate social development and model successful behaviour strategies.
  • help with the transition to elementary school.
  • collaborate with other community resources that may benefit your family.
  • assist with referrals to other agencies as needed.

Program eligibility

You are eligible to participate in a program if:

  • you live in Halton.
  • your child is in licensed child care
  • Your child is screened and meets criteria for eligibility through an intake appointment

What to expect at your appointment

After getting a referral from you or your family doctor, health care provider or other community service, parents and their child participate in an initial appointment with one of our staff members. The purpose of your appointment is to determine eligibility for Inclusion Services and is not intended to be a full developmental assessment.  These one-time appointments typically last for 90 minutes.       

During your appointment your child will be encouraged to participate in a variety of activities with a consultant. These activities will help us to gain a better understanding of your child’s needs.  Following your appointment, a consultant will contact you to discuss the results of your appointment and to make recommendations for appropriate services.

Our professional staff is ready to help

If you have concerns, we can help. Our team of resource consultants has experience and training in:

  • early childhood education
  • resource teaching
  • child studies
  • psychology