Who We Are
Early Interventionists are trained in Early Childhood Development and specialize in interventions with children who have special needs.
We serve families in Haliburton County who have children from birth to six with a developmental delay or children who are at risk. We have flexible hours and are able to provide services to families in their home, at our offices in Minden and Haliburton, in child care programs, or at an appropriate community location. This is a free and voluntary program, which families can withdrawal from at any time.
Our services include the following:
- Develop goals to meet the needs of the child and family
- Teach parents in-the-home strategies as well as in-child care centre strategies
- Provide information about other community services
- Obtain information about financial subsidy programs families may be eligible for
- Make referrals to other agencies and programs
- Teach parents strategies to help them advocate for their child
- Support children as they transition into the school system
- Complete a functional assessment to determine child’s strengths and needs
Who Would Benefit From Our Services:
- Children from birth to six
- Children who live in Haliburton County
- Children who are at risk of a developmental delay due to prematurity/low birth weight
- Children who have a disability
- Children who have a delay in development
- Children with attachment difficulties
- Parents who are concerned about their child’s development (speech, gross motor, fine motor, self-help skills)
- Parents who are inexperienced in dealing with developmental delays or mental health concerns
Enhanced Funding Services
Financial aid is available for licensed child care programs in Haliburton County to hire extra staff to support the integration of a child with a physical or developmental delay. Licensed programs include child care centres, nursery schools and private home day care.
Child care programs apply for the funding after speaking with the parents/guardians and after written consent has been signed.
Referrals can be made by parents, early childhood educators or other professionals provided there are written consent from the parents. A child does not require a diagnosis to access our services. Contac the Intake Worker at (705) 457-5345 to complete a referral.