Prevention & Early Intervention Services

Prevention and Early Intervention Services (PEI) at the George Hull Centre offers a range of programs for families with children from birth to six years old. Our programs include community development, health promotion, prevention, early intervention, and consultation into one integrated service.  All programs and services are offered free of charge.

The programs of Prevention and Early Intervention Services include:

  • The George Hull EarlyON Child and Family Centre offers programs to parents and their young children, from birth to six years of age, in five locations across central and north Etobicoke.  Programs include group learning activities, parent and child drop-in programs, specialized registered programs, parent workshops, community events, support for families with children who have special needs, resources and supportive referrals.

  • Preschool Speech and Language Services is part of a community partnership with the City of Toronto’s Early Abilities program, delivering community-based speech and language services to young children.

  • Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing) provides consultation and support to child care centres to support the inclusion of children with special needs.

  • Family Group Conferencing Toronto helps families involved with child welfare plan for the safety and well-being of their children.

  • Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coalition is a collaborative group of community partners developing and delivering services to improve the health and well being of young children, their families, and their communities. 

To talk to someone about any of the Prevention and Early Intervention Services at the George Hull Centre, please call Rosemary Britto at 416-622-8833 ext 265 or to learn more, download the PEI Services Booklet here.

Sophia & Reesa’s Story

Six-month old Sophia and her mom, Reesa, started attending the drop-in baby program at The George Hull EarlyON Child and Family Centre, where Reesa was so happy to meet other new moms to talk to and share parenting struggles.  When Sophia was 18 months old, Reesa had concerns that she hadn’t yet begun to talk, had frequent temper tantrums and showed little interest in playing with other children.  The staff connected Reesa to the Preschool Speech and Language Team for an assessment and to the George Hull Centre Community Clinic to explore her concerns about Sophia’s development and behaviour.  Reesa and Sophia still come to the drop in every week because she knows that the Prevention and Early Intervention Services at the George Hull Centre are going to be there to support her every step of the way.  

Every year, over 3,000 children and families like Sophia’s connected with other families, participated in parent child programs, found help and received support from Prevention and Early Intervention Services at The George Hull Centre.