Early Years Program Birth to School Entry

Our Early Years Program focuses on children from birth to school entry and emphasizes parent as therapy partners.

Our services may include:

  • Early identification and Parent support/education
  • Assessment, treatment and consultation to improve functional gross motor skills for home and community settings
  • Prescription of therapeutic equipment for positioning and mobility i.e. standers & walkers
  • Individual or group therapy with focus on parent education and coaching for home
  • Information sharing to support transition to school

We use the Skyview Early Years Services model. This model has a strong focus on parents as therapy partners. The Skyview model may include:

  • Assessment & Service Planning to support co-design of therapy goals
  • Intervention to work towards achieving identified therapy goals
  • Therapy breaks to allow for practice of skills learned
  • Completion of therapy with referral or transition to other programs, if needed.

Families and caregivers of children aged 0- school entry can make a referral directly to KidsAbility.

The referral process is different depending on where you live:

  • Waterloo Region – all referrals for children from birth – 21 (or completion of high school) are made directly to KidsAbility through the Intake Team (519-886-8886 ex. 1214 or 1-888-372-2259) or by filling in the online referral form.
  • Guelph-Wellington – referrals differ by age:
    • Ages 0-4:  Contact Here4Kids at 1-844-454-3711 (or by fax: 1-844-454-3739) through Growing Great Generations, a collaboration of organizations including KidsAbility.