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

Speech and Language Assessments and Therapyimage005

Through a purchase-of-service agreement with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Headstart programs provide families with an opportunity to have their children assessed for speech and language problems. The assessments are done on-site at the schools, increasing access to much needed services. The Headstart’s Speech and Language services are offered in both English and French for Headstart families.

Book Bag Program

With funding from the National Child Benefits program, Headstart will implement the Book Bag Program, which will include special curriculum to promote early literacy among preschool children.