Headstart programs in Ottawa have received funding for special programs including:

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Headstart programs in Ottawa are partnering with First Words, the preschool speech and language program of Ottawa and Renfrew County. This collaboration will provide families who have been referred to First Words, the opportunity to access a speech and language assessment onsite at the school if there are barriers to accessing this service at a First Words location. Following this assessment, the necessary referrals will be made to support the child’s communication developmentFirst Words services are offered in both English and French.