(for children from birth to five years)

A home-visiting program for Toronto families with children who have a delay in two or more areas of development or are at risk for delays due to premature birth or other complications.

Children in day care or school are not eligible for the service.

How it Works

  • EI professional visits home to observe the child and discuss needs of family

  • Together, the family and EI professional create a plan to work on goals for the child

  • EI professional coaches and demonstrates activities to be practiced between home visits

  • Referrals are made to other services if needed (with family permission)

  • EI professional assists with transition to CICC integrated preschool, daycare or kindergarten

  • Family leads all decisions about goals and services

Program Fee

  • No cost to family

  • Funded by the Province of Ontario and the generosity of the CICC Foundation's donors

Who Coaches the Family and Child?

  • Nine Early Intervention (EI) professionals with training and experience in Child Development, Early Childhood Education and Nursing

  • Occupational Therapists available to any children referred by the EI professional
    -Informs EI professional and parents about positioning, sensory concerns, hand        skills and feeding
    -Assesses child and provides a report with recommendations
    -Reassesses based on child's progress
    -Suggests further assessment/therapy, outside of EI program, to parents when appropriate

Other Services: Parent/Infant Group

  • Operates Friday mornings for 8-10 weeks, in Etobicoke, several times per year

  • Planned and supervised by Early Intervention staff

  • Parents encouraged to engage their children in gross motor and sensory activities, play time, snack and music experiences

  • Other health specialists share information on topics of interest

Referral to EI Program

Parents, caregivers, and health-care professional can refer- no diagnosis is required
Complete the EI referral Application form below and send to Kim Clarke, Manager of Community Programs
Email: kclarke@cicc.on.ca
Phone: 416-935-0200 ext. 246
Fax: 416-935-0300
Mail: Centennial Infant and Child Centre, 1580 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4T 1Z8


Referral guidelines to the EI Program 2018

EI Description for Service Providers 2018

Early Intervention Referral Application Form (Please Note: In areas of concern section- please click on each individual line to type)

EI Program Brochure

EI Winter Newsletter

CICC's Early Intervention program is also part of a network of five other Infant and Child Development Agencies in Toronto. For further info, see below.

Toronto ICDP flyer April 2015 FINAL Eng

Toronto ICDP flyer April 2015 FINAL French