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Infant, Toddler and Preschool Age Children Information for Physicians


Halton Region supports physician practices with a number of tools and services targeted to supporting families with toddlers and preschoolers.

How Halton Region Can Support Physicians Working With Families

Halton Region can:

  • provide reliable information and support to both you and the families in your care
  • assess the needs of individual families and their children
  • provide one-stop access to many quality services provided by the Region and other community agencies
  • coordinate intakes to many specialized services or link families to the best service for their specific concern
  • provide copies of the Looksee Checklist for your office

Supporting Child Development

The following tools and strategies can help keep the development of children on track.

18-month well-baby visit

The 18-month enhanced well-baby visit is a critical time to determine the developmental progress of a child. Early intervention, rather than a “wait and see approach”, is an effective strategy to address developmental concern and improve outcomes for the child. As a trusted health care provider, you play an essential role in helping families to access interventions early. Halton Region provides resources and services that can assist you in this critical role.

Community programs for all

Community Programs

Community programs to support healthy growth and development, and parenting.

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Use the Coordinated Referral Form (PDF file) to make referrals to any of the programs below. Some programs do not require a referral. For information on each of the programs, see the reverse side of the referral form.

Developmental Concern

If there are one or more "nos" on the LookSee or other developmental concern on the RBR-ON - RBR-ON determines areas of concern. (The Rourke Baby Record (RBR) is an evidence-based health supervision guide for primary healthcare practitioners of children up to 5).

The LookSee Checklist is a simple, easy-to-use developmental tool to help monitor a child’s development from 1 month to 6 years of age, featuring a short list of “yes” or “no” questions about a child’s abilities. Use the Looksee Checklist to open the door to conversations about a child’s development using a format that is safe and familiar to many parents.

Increasing breastfeeding exclusivity and duration rates improves health outcomes for families in your care. Supports make a difference and there are many in Halton:

HaltonParents - Parenting Support for Families

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