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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.

Care We Provide

  • 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

Interested Parents

If you would like to sign up for a workshop, visit www.mchcommunityed.ca. Find the registration for the Infant-Parent Program at the bottom right of the screen. You will be prompted to share some contact information and the workshop you are interested in.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Infant-Parent Program and we will get in touch as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to sign up for our quarterly newsletter, with information about upcoming events and resources like tips and tricks for parents, please indicate that in your message.

Workshops and Consultations

The Infant-Parent Program offers free 8-session workshops, in-home interventions, and consultations.

COPEing with Toddler Behaviour

In this 8-session workshop for moms and dads of toddlers 12-36 months old, you will have an opportunity to watch video clips, learn about parenting approaches and strategies, and discuss these issues with the leaders and other parents.

Circle of Security Parenting

In this 8-session workshop for moms and dads of children 1-6 years, you will have an opportunity to watch video clips, learn strategies to enhance the parent-child attachment relationship and improve child behaviour, and discuss these issues with the leaders and other parents.

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.

Watch, Wait and Wonder

You will meet with a clinician in your home. You will work together to understand how interacting with your child builds a good relationship. This helps them develop well.

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.

Right from the Start

In this 8-session workshop for moms and dads of infants under 24 months, you will have an opportunity to watch video clips, learn about reading and responding to your baby’s cues in order to foster infant attachment security, and discuss these issues with the leaders and other parents.

Workshop Schedule

Below is information about our upcoming free 8-session workshops for moms and dads of children under 6 years old, which we run several times each year. Snacks, prizes, transportation assistance, and limited free childcare are available.

To register, please visit the MCH Community Education website and then click on the registration form for the Infant-Parent Program at the bottom right of the screen.

If you would like more information, please contact ipp@hhsc.ca or 905-521-2100 ext. 77406.

COPEing with Toddler Behaviour
Thursday July 11th, 2019 until Thursday August 29th, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Jeanne Scott Parent and Child Resource Centre
1475 Barton St. East, Hamilton ON

Circle of Security Parent Group
Wednesday September 25th, 2019 until Wednesday November 13th, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Family Church of Heritage Green
360 Isaac Brock Drive, Stoney Creek, ON

Right from the Start
Thursday October 3rd, 2019 until Thursday November 21st, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Queen St. EarlyON Child and Family Centre
155 Queen St. North, Hamilton ON

COPEing with Toddler Behaviour
Saturday October 19th, 2019 until Saturday December 7th, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
St. David School EarlyON Child and Family Centre
33 Cromwell Cres., Hamilton ON