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Information Packages for Parents

York Region offers specific information, programs and services to help parents who are planning for the birth of a child, who have just had a baby and who are caring for a child who is or will soon be 18 months old.


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Prenatal Letter

Dear Parent,

York Region offers a variety of prenatal classes for pregnant women and their partners or support persons:

The classes are run by Public Health Nurses and are offered in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

To learn more about your child’s development and Ontario government programs and services, visit the Early Childhood section of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services website.

Prenatal letter The Regional Municipality of York en-US

Newborn Letter

Dear Parent,

Your health care provider may have told you about the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children (HBHC) Program. This provincially-funded program is your "one-stop-shop" for information about your newborn(s). Having a baby and raising a family is not always easy. If you have questions about you or your baby, a home visit may be arranged.

Learn more about your child’s development and Ontario government programs and services by visiting Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Newborn Letter The Regional Municipality of York en-US

18 Month Letter

Dear Parent,

18 months is an important milestone in your child's development. Ask your child's health care provider about the Enhanced 18 Month Well Baby Visit. At this checkup you will track and discuss your child’s development with the health care provider. You can also ask parenting questions and learn about community programs that promote your child’s learning and growth to prepare him/her for school.

For more information on healthy child development visit Child Growth and Development.

18 Month Letter The Regional Municipality of York en-US




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