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Community outreach service

The community outreach service is a team of early childhood education resource educators who serve children between 0 and 12 years of age and who are enrolled part time or full time in a childcare program in Toronto. The child does not need to be a Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital client in order to access this service.

Training and education topics

  • a specific diagnosis or disability and how it impacts a child’s participation in child care;
  • general strategies for inclusive programming, such as adapting toys, activities and classroom design;
  • modifications to outdoor play equipment and activities;
  • educational workshops for staff on specific disabilities and/or interventions; and
  • individualized training to advance your practice to improve your assessment and programming skills.

The community outreach service provides

  • consultative support to childcare centres in the Toronto area regarding programming, occupational therapy consultation and school transitions;
  • links to community support; and
  • community education, awareness, and advocacy

Referrals

A referral can come from child cares centres, resource consultants within child care system or parents.

Please note: Registration with this service does not facilitate access to other Holland Bloorview services.

Contact

Susan Musgrave, specialized resource consultant
416-425-6220 ext. 3125
email: smusgrave@hollandbloorview.ca

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