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Region of Waterloo Public Health provides information and resources related to early childhood growth and development. Follow the links below for more details.

Fact sheets, guidelines, legislation, definitions...

Resources for schools to support parents

  • Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services Website: School Age (4-9 Years) - Valuable information about children's nutrition, growth, development and physical activity may be found on the Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services website.

    Early Identification Service Pathway and Referral List - Provides contact information for programs and services in the Waterloo Region to which families with children 0-6 years of age can be referred when child development or parent support needs are identified.

  • Nipissing Screen
    An easy-to-use checklist that helps parents track a child's growth and development from birth to age six. It also contains tips and activities families can do to help encourage their child's development during these early years.
  • New Parent Resource Guide
    Provides evidence-based information and resources to families and caregivers with children from prenatal to six years of age.
  • On Track Guide
    A reference guide for professionals in Ontario that supports healthy growth and development and early identification in the early years.Provides a tool and strategies to support:
    • The healthy development of all children
    • Early identification of indicators that may put a child at risk
    • Access to additional services, further assessment and interventions when needed
  • Nutri-eSTEP online nutrition screening
    Parents and caregivers of children 3-5 years of age can go online and answer questions about their child's eating habits to find out what is going well and get information and links to resources that can be used to improve their child's eating. EatRight Ontario Registered Dietitians will answer nutrition questions and will complete the questionnaire over the phone with families who need help, don't have access to a computer, or don't speak English or French.