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Mental Health Click to Expand Click to Collapse

If your family is experiencing a mental health emergency—if you fear self-harm or harm to any person—call 911 or go to your nearest hospital immediately.

Need to talk? Kids Help Phone 24/7 support service, over the phone or online.

“How do I know if I need help?” Consider these 3 Questions.

Learn about mental health and common mental health problems here and here.

What to Expect from Community Child and Youth Mental Health Services

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What does your Baby Want?

Find out about free EarlyON services for children and their families—right in your neighbourhood!

Zero to Three is an important stage of life. Learn more about early learning and development and parenting.

Complete a (quick, free, online) developmental screening for your child—a “check up” on his/her skills and behaviours based on age.

Getting your child ready for school!

Interested in your child attending a FREE childcare or preschool learning program? Inquire about Chatham-Kent Childcare Subsidy, find out more about choosing quality child care, learn about local child care programs/locations, and sign up here!

Find out more about young children’s emotions and behaviour, health and safety, school and family life here and here.

Wondering about autism? Here’s a helpful guide to autism screening and assessment from the Miriam Foundation.

For parents and caregivers of children with a disability—Chatham-Kent Respite Services (and more).

CKCS' Autism Transitional Classroom is made possible in partnership with St. Clair District School Board, and with funding provided by United Way of Chatham-Kent.