KidsFirst is a voluntary program that assists eligible families with preschool children by building family strengths and providing supports and services based on needs. KidsFirst addresses childcare and transportation barriers and provides early learning opportunities for children and non-traditional methods for service delivery. Home visitors and mental health/addictions workers provide support to vulnerable expectant and new mothers.
Referrals include screening in the hospitals and referrals from other community organizations. Potential candidates for the program then receive an in-depth assessment and an admissions committee reviews the referrals.
Regional KidsFirst Community Developer
679 Hall Street West
Early Childhood Services Co-ordinator
The goal of this program is to ensure that:
- Children (0-5 years) are born and remain healthy
- Children (0-5 years) are supported and nurtured by healthy well functioning
- Families develop and maintain a safe and secure environment
- Children are appropriately served by the KidsFirst Program and supports.
Families and communities may contact the Regional KidsFirst Developer for program information.
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