Resource Consultation Program
Every Child Belongs provides support and consultation to child care providers to help them effectively meet the needs of children with special needs up to age 12.
Every Child Belongs is a City of Toronto service that partners with The George Hull Centre and other community agencies to provide extra support for children.
Our Resource Consultants enhance the skills of early childhood professionals and families to support the healthy development of children in child care environments and the successful inclusion of children with additional needs within child care.
Consultation may include observation and program plans for individual children; consultation to child care staff on programming; system consultation with staff and parents; customized workshops for providers and parents; or larger information sessions on specific topics geared towards working with children with special needs.
To learn more about the program, you can visit the 'We All Belong' online learning module at https://connectability.ca/2019/05/24/we-all-belong/. You can listen to Registered Early Childhood Educators and Resource Consultation staff talk about their experiences with the service.
To learn more about how the Every Child Belongs Resource Consultaiton Program works at The George Hull Centre, please click here to download our information booklet.
The George Hull Centre is committed providing a high quality program to children, families and childcare professionals. We value open communication and feedback from childcare centre staff and families about our services. At the end of every child’s service we ask for feedback from the child's parents and childcare centre staff about our service. We also ask each childcare centre involved with our service to complete an Annual Feedback Questionnaire to review their overall experiences with our program. To see a summary of what they told us, as well as numbers served, click here.
For further information, please contact Lynne Gregory, Program Manager, at 416-622-8833 x 711 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Angelique is a three year old who had a very hard time managing her emotions and behaviour, both at home and at her child care centre. Her parents were concerned about her but were hesitant to seek out support, as they worried about the impact of labelling their daughter.
The Special Needs Resource Consultant was able to work with the family and the childcare centre staff at their own pace, offering support and reassurance, and assisting everyone to put the strategies and routines in place that would help Angelique.
Everyone agrees that things are so much better, both at home, and at the centre, and that they are better able to understand and support Angelique’s needs.
Each year, our Special Needs Resource Consultants provide consultation to over 60 children like Angelique, providing their families and their child care centres with customized support and strategies that helped make sure that they were able to learn and grow to best of their potential.