Children First is an early intervention program for children with special needs up to age six living in Windsor and Essex County.
There is no fee for services from Children First. We receive our funding from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the City of Windsor.
Our staff includes a wide range of specialists in all aspects of early childhood development, including speech pathologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers.
Yes – parents can make a referral directly to our agency.
Services occur in the most natural setting for your child, as deemed clinically appropriate for the service plan needs/goals. This may include your family’s home, at your child’s child care centre, at an Ontario Early Years Centre, or at the Children First office.
Please call Children First if you have any concerns about your child’s behaviour or development. We can see your child at the child care centre and work with you and the child care staff.