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Infant-Parent Program

The Infant-Parent Program provides a variety of services to children 0-30 months old and their families. Our team includes infant-parent specialists, a psychometrist, a psychologist, and a speech-language pathologist. Services include:

  • Parenting workshops
  • In-home sessions with Infant-Parent Program clinicians
  • Developmental assessments
  • Consultation with a speech-language pathologist
  • Newsletters and information about other services and resources

Parenting Workshops (sign-up required)

To register: For more information or to register, please call 905-521-2100 extension 77406, email IPP@hhsc.ca, or register online.

Ready, Set, Smile!

Ready, Set, Smile! is about Creating Meaningful Social Routines at Home with Toddlers. Participants will learn how social routines can increase interaction, promote communication and, get ideas and strategies to try out. Opportunities to ask questions and receive resources will be provided. This 60 minute, single session virtual workshop will run on the zoom platform.

Dates:       Tuesday afternoon, March 26, 2024     1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
or               Wednesday evening, May 15, 2024       7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Circle of Security Parenting Group

In this 8-session workshop for moms, dads and, caregivers of children up to 6 years of age, participants watch video clips, learn strategies to enhance the parent/caregiver-child relationship and improve child behaviour and, discuss these issues with the leaders and other participants. Limited on-site Childminding and Transportation Assistance available. Light snacks will be provided.

Next Session:

8 weekly sessions, 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesday evenings beginning on Tuesday May 7 through June 25, 2024.

In-person at the Ron Joyce Children’s Centre,  325 Wellington St. N., Hamilton ON. Registration required.

Treasuring Your Toddler, Taming Their Tantrums

is a two-part workshop about understanding the meaning behind your child’s behaviour. Participants will learn the importance of getting to know their child and treasuring their uniqueness, ways to respond to and prevent challenging behaviours, and receive strategies to help set their children up for success.

This workshop will be presented virtually.

Dates:          Tuesday afternoons, April 9 & April 16, 2024     1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
or                  Thursday mornings, June 6 & June 13, 2024     9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Other Services (referral form required)

To participate: Please fill out the Family Referral Form and fax (or deliver) it to Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre. You are able to fill out this form as a parent/caregiver. If a professional such as a teacher or healthcare provider would like to refer your child, please use this referral form.

Attachment Guidance

You will meet with a clinician in your home. Using videotaping, you will learn ways to develop a close relationship with your baby. This helps them develop well. This intervention is for parents who have trauma in their history.

Home Visits

You will meet with a clinician in your home. You will work together to identify goals related to your child’s development or your family, and strategies to meet those goals. Toys, books, videos and equipment will be available on loan from your clinician.

Developmental Assessment

You and your child will meet the psychometrist in the clinic for testing. The developmental assessment compares your child’s development with that of other children of the same age, helping to identify your child’s strengths and abilities, as well as skills that may need special attention. At another meeting, the psychometrist will share the results of the assessment with you.

Speech/Language Consultation

You and your child will meet with the speech-language pathologist to identify your child’s communication needs and discuss recommendations.