What is Make the Connection?
Make the Connection is an evidence informed parenting program for parents and caregivers of children 0-3 years old. The program was created by psychologists to improve parent-child relationships during the first 3 years of life. Building a positive relationship with your child can support healthy growth and development throughout their whole life.
How does the program work?
The Make the Connection program is offered to parents for free when you provide feedback on the new online program, which helps researchers measure its effectiveness. The in-person version has been offered in the past and was evaluated with positive results.
The program is delivered online and will take 8 weeks to complete. Each week a new module will be released. Each module will take you about 15 minutes to complete. The interactive program has hands on strategies to help create and maintain a secure attachment relationship and fun activities to create that loving connection with your child.
Please note that you may be required to wait 8 weeks before accessing the program if randomly assigned to the research control group.
Who can sign up?
Any parent or caregiver who lives in Halton with a child aged 0-3 can access the Make the Connection program for free through this study.
Those who participate in the research will also be eligible to win 1 of 6 $250 gift cards.
How do I sign up?
- Complete a consent form and questionnaire (external link).
- Check your email inbox for a coupon code and link.
- Click the program link provided in the email, then click or tap "Add to Cart."
- Enter your coupon code and sign up information.
- Check your email inbox for instructions on how to get started.