Children First

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Record #: WIN0699 Last Modified: 25 Feb 2014 Last Full Update: 18 Feb 2014
Located In CommunityWindsor East
Address3295 Quality Way, Ste 102
Windsor, ON N8T 3R9
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AccessibilityFully Accessible - Parking, Ramp, Automatic entrance, Washroom, Elevator
Bus RoutesCentral Express Bus (3), stops at Jefferson and North Service Rd
IntersectionQuality Way and Jefferson Ave north of EC Row Expwy
Contact Information
Office Phone519-250-1850
519-250-1477 * for intake referrals
Primary ContactIntake and Brief Services Team; Phone: ext 4
Alternate ContactLee Andrews, Supervisor,Intake and Brief Services Team; Phone: ext 287; Email:
Primary ExecutiveMark Donlon, Executive Director; Phone: ext 282; Email:
Alternate ExecutiveSylvia Whalen, Program Manager; Phone: 519-250-1850 ext 206; Email:
Description & Services
DescriptionChildren First provides early intervention services to families who have infants and young children with developmental and/or mental health challenges (Living in Windsor and Essex County.  
* Developmental services are provided for children up to the age of five years and mental health services up to age six. 
* Services are offered in homes, in licensed child care centres and in other early childhood settings as well as at the agency office  
The centre works together with families to identify services needed which may include;  
* assessment 
* consultation 
* treatment 
* education 
* support and advocacy.  
* We also provide transition to school support and assist with transfer to other community agencies. 
Staff include: 
* early childhood specialists 
* psychologists 
* social workers 
* speech and language pathologists 
* occupational therapists 
* physiotherapists 
Accredited by Children's Mental Health Ontario and member of the Ontario Association for Infant and Child Development
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Flexible and/or evening hours available if required
Areas ServedEssex County ; Windsor
EligibilityAges: 6 year(s) and under 
Children 5 years ,10 months and under at time of intake who may be at risk for or are experiencing difficulties with their physical, cognitive,speech and language, social, or emotional development.
ApplicationReferrals accepted from parents, child care centres, schools, hospitals, physicians, other health care or social service providers.
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Interpretive Services - can be arranged
Print MaterialBrochure; Newsletter
ElectionsJune; Term begins June
FundingCity / Town - Windsor Social Services Unit, Childrens Services Division ; Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Supplementary Info
Service Level(50) Non Profit