First Words Ottawa and Renfrew County Preschool Speech and Language Program

The first years of life are very important for learning speech and language. From the time they are born, children start communicating. Very early in their lives, they learn to understand what you are saying and to make sounds of their own. Eventually, these sounds and babbling will turn into words. These are the initial milestones in the development of speech and language skills. Communication skills are critical to your child’s future success in school and in life.

First Words is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and all services are offered at no charge to families. Similar programs exist across the province of Ontario. We offer support and services to families in Ottawa and Renfrew County with children from birth until they are eligible for Senior Kindergarten.

The First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program is an integrated partnership between Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, and the following agencies:

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