Niagara Children’s Centre is partnered with McMaster Children’s Hospital – Hamilton Health Sciences, and Bethesda Community Services to offer the caregiver-mediated early years program.
The OAP caregiver-mediated early years program helps young children learn new skills and meet individualized goals. Through the program, parents and caregivers learn therapeutic strategies and specific techniques from professionals based on their child’s individual needs. The program aims to build parents’ and caregivers’ capacity to support their child’s skill development in:
- Social Interaction
- Emotional Development
- Adaptive Development and Self-Help Skills
The programs are play-based, child-led and developmentally appropriate. Programs are free of charge and available for up to six months per child.