Using a research and evidenced based approach, we work with numerous families to help support them in their parenting approach and practices.
Family Home Visits
Headstart Family Educators routinely visit families’ homes to provide personalized support and assistance. We teach families how to provide the best care for their children through information, role modeling, goal setting, budgeting and access to other applicable supportive resources as needed.
Twice monthly, parents participate in classroom to spend quality time with their child and teachers while learning about the strengths and challenges their child is experiencing. Parents and teacher work together to help each child meet their specific developmental goals.
Headstart parents regularly attend and participate in parenting groups and workshops. Their participation helps increase their knowledge and comprehension of early child development and child safety. Our positive parenting tools helps to build strong, secure and more loving relationships.
Mental Health Counselling – NEW
Headstart offers individual one-on-one counselling support for parents who may be struggling. Parents referred to the program are supported on our premises for ease of access. Confidential weekly sessions are provided by a registered clinical counsellor.
The Parents’ Program team supports all Headstart families in times of crisis. Family Educators provide additional support to families during difficult times. Through our intervention, and other relevant community resources, we help families get through challenging periods..