Site: Ottawa - Richmond Rd
Service: First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa - First Words
|Record #: OCR0553||Last Full Update: 15 May 2019|
|Alternate Name||CV19 ; OCR ; Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre ; Pinecrest-Queensway Health and Community Services|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Address & Map||
1365 Richmond Rd, 2nd Flr
Ottawa, ON K2B 6R7
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|Intersection||Richmond Rd and Carling Ave|
|Bus Route Notes||OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Description and Services|
|Description (Service)||Focuses on prevention, early identification and intervention strategies to promote speech and language development in children up to their eligibility for senior kindergarten. * Cultural interpretation and transportation assistance available upon request. * A group of local agencies that work together to ensure that all preschool children in Ottawa are given the chance of reaching their full communication potential.
Screening tool: First Words provides an electronic screening tool, the "Communication Checkup", to help parents, caregivers, or professionals in Ottawa check a child for signs of speech or language delays, fine or gross motor delays, and red flags.
|Hours||Note (24 Mar 2020): Due to COVID19, this program is on hold until further notice.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
|Eligibility||Children from birth until they are eligible for Senior Kindergarten residing in Ottawa
* Screenings using the Communication Checkup, free online tool: available to Ottawa children until they become eligible for senior kindergarten
|Application||Call the Ottawa Public Health Information line or visit the website * sites offering this program can be found on the resource centre's website
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|Languages||English ; French|
|Service Categories||Early Identification Programs ~ Communication Impairments ; Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays ~ Communication Impairments ~ Children and Youth With Disabilities ; Hearing Screening ~ Preschool Students ; Speech and Language Pathology ~ Communication Impairments ~ Preschool Students|
|Waiting List||Yes, varies|
|Office Phone||Ottawa Public Health Information line 613-580-6744|
|Primary Executive||Christopher McIntosh, Executive Director, Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre; Phone: 613-820-4922; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Established||1979 * Program: 1998|
|Funding||Provincial ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 130572407 RR0001|
|Elections||The Board of Directors is elected.|
|Accreditation||Yes, by Community Organizational Health Inc * Member of the Association of Ontario Health Centres|