Children First

Site: Windsor - Quality Way

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Record #: WIN0699 Last Modified: 25 Jun 2015 Last Full Update: 25 Jun 2015
Contact Information
Office Phone519-250-1850
519-250-1477 * for intake referrals
Primary ContactIntake and Brief Services Team; Phone: ext 4
Alternate ContactJoel Schryer, Supervisor, Intake and Brief Services Team; Phone: ext 256; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service)Children 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  
* transition to school support assistance  
* 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 
* Ages 6 years and under for children with socio-emotional/behavioural and/or mental health challenges.  
* Ages 5 years and under for children who may be at risk for or are experiencing difficulties with their overall development.
ApplicationReferrals accepted from parents, child care centres, schools, hospitals, physicians, and other health care or social service providers.
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Interpretive Services - can be arranged * call ahead
Agency Information
Primary ExecutiveMark Donlon, Executive Director; Phone: ext 282; Email:
Alternate ExecutiveSylvia Whalen, Program Manager; Phone: ext 206; Email:
FundingCity / Town - Windsor Social Services Unit, Childrens Services Division ; Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services
ElectionsJune; Term begins June
Site Information
Located In CommunityWindsor
Address & Map
3295 Quality Way, Ste 102
Windsor, ON N8T 3R9
View Google Map
IntersectionQuality Way and Jefferson Ave north of EC Row Expwy
Bus RoutesCentral 3 Express
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Parking, Ramp, Automatic entrance, Washroom and Elevator
Service CategoriesCase/Care Management ~ Children and Youth with Disabilities ; Child Care Mental Health Consultation Programs ; Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays ~ Intellectual Disabilities ; Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Early Intervention for Mental Illness ; Transition Services for Students with Disabilities
Other Details
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