Community-Based Treatment and Support Services

Early Childhood Specialists work with children, families and other care providers to help children reach their potential in their natural daily environments, including home, school and child care. Other services are accessed as needed, including social work services, psychological assessments, occupational therapy, and speech and language consultation sessions.

Community–Based Treatment and Support Services

Family Support Services:

Family Support Services offers a continuum of support to children birth to seven years and their families – including: timely brief consultation, evidence-based treatment groups for children (including Fun Friends and Incredible Years Dina Dinosaur), parenting groups (including Triple P – Positive Parenting Program), counselling, and intensive in-home intervention for children and families with complex needs.

For more information and to access this service, email or call 416-744-7650, ext. 4228.

Click these links for more information about these specific services:
Brief Consultation
Fun Friends
Dina Dinosaur
Intensive Home-Based Services
Triple P

Early Abilities: Speech and Language Program

Early Abilities provides speech and language intervention to preschool-aged children and their families.  Services offered include: assessment, parent education, group and individual intervention and transition to school planning. The main goal of the program is to ensure that every child in Toronto achieves their optimal communication development.   Referrals can be made directly by parents (a physician referral is not required), or can be made by professionals (e.g., doctor, daycare staff, early intervention worker, etc.) with parental consent.

Click this link for more details about Early Abilities Speech and Language Services at Adventure Place.

Read more about this program on the City of Toronto website.

For more information and to access this service, call 416-338-8255 or email

Child Care Support Services (Every Child Belongs):

Child Care Support Services (Every Child Belongs) offers individual consultation, program consultation and training support to licensed child care settings for children up to the age of 12 years. This service is intended to enhance staff knowledge and build capacity to promote with successful inclusion of children with extra support needs.

For more information about this service, click this link for the Service Information Form  and contact the supervisor of the child care centre your child attends.

Better Beginnings Now (BBN):

BBN services are available to children (pre-natal – six years) who are experiencing, or may be at risk of experiencing, barriers to healthy development, and their families. BBN services focus on health promotion by supporting parenting competency and skill building and they include parent/toddler program, early parenting program, pre-natal nutrition program and home visiting services.

For more information and to access this service, call 416-499-3377.