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BEST START Orientation ALGOMA DISTRICT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD November 21st 2005. Best Start - Core Hub Functions. Children’s Treatment. Neighbourhood Connections. Early Learning and Care Hub. Core Functions Screening & Assessment: Communication and Social/Emotional Issues

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    1. BEST START Orientation ALGOMA DISTRICT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD November 21st 2005

    2. Best Start - Core Hub Functions Children’s Treatment Neighbourhood Connections Early Learning and Care Hub Core Functions Screening & Assessment: Communication and Social/Emotional Issues Public Health Nutrition Programs Parenting Programs Child Care Pre-School JK/SK Preschool speech and language Infant Hearing Program Recreation Programs

    3. Definition/Examples of Core Function Screening and Assessment: • Includes programs that are designed to identify possible barriers to early learning. For example, speech delays or hearing problems.

    4. Definition/Examples of Core Function Communication & Social/Emotional Issues • These programs offer services which address behavioural/emotional issues. Examples: • Prevention of aggression/bullying in children. • Anger management for parents with children with Developmental Delays and whose behaviours present challenges in the home.

    5. Definition/Examples of Core Function Public Health • The goal of these programs is to promote health through education. • Some programs offer assessment and counseling, while others provide information and resources to help clients make healthy choices.

    6. Definition/Examples of Core Function Nutrition Programs • Most of the nutrition programs available provide breakfast and snacks to children attending elementary schools. • Some programs provide meals and health education to expecting and new parents.

    7. Definition/Examples of Core Function Parenting Programs • A wide variety of programs that cover a variety of topics related to child rearing and parenting in supportive group settings.

    8. Definition/Examples of Core Function • Child Care • Licensed centre-based child care facilities provide preschool programs in an educational environment. • Before and after school licensed care for children 4 to 12 years.

    9. Definition/Examples of Core Function • Preschool • These programs offer opportunities for preschoolers to learn while playing by providing a rich environment in which they can explore and experiment while interacting with other children. • School readiness is a major component.

    10. Definition/Examples of Core Function JK/SK • Children are given opportunities to explore, solve problems and interact with others. • Intellectual stimulation, development, social/emotional development and self-discipline are all emphasized.

    11. Definition/Examples of Core Function Preschool Speech and Language • These programs provide speech and language services to help improve children’s communication. • Assessment and therapy. • Available in French and English

    12. Definition/Examples of Core Function Infant Hearing • These programs provide both assessment and therapy. • Provide communication programming. • Provide prescription and fitting of amplification and other assistive devices. • Available in French and English.

    13. Definition/Examples of Core Function Recreation Program: • A wide variety of programs that provide opportunities for physical activities and that promote health.

    14. Community Services Inventory (CSI) • The CSI was designed to enable us to collect information about the community’s strengths and gaps with respect to services and supports for young children and their families. • It is for the purpose of broad-based community planning, analysis, and research. • It has been utilized and updated since 2002. • It allows us to extract program information at the community level.

    15. Services Available in Algoma DSAB Area • Overall, there are 220 reported programs available at different sites in the Algoma DSAB area. • The programs were categorized according to the core hub functions and specialized services. # Children 0-6 =2585 Algoma DSSAB Area Statistics Canada Census 2001

    16. Total Number of Programs by Category

    17. Agencies providing Family Resource Programs • All Star Children's Services Ltd. • North Shore Children's Services • North Star Toy Lending Library • Superior Children's Centre

    18. Agencies providing Parenting Programs • Algoma Family Services • All Star Children's Services Ltd. • Child Care Algoma • Mississauga FN Health & Social Services Unit • Mississauga First Nation • North Star Toy Lending Library • Superior Children's Centre

    19. Agencies providing Literacy Programs • All Star Children's Services Ltd. • Bruce Mines & Plummer Addit'l Union Public Library • Conseil Scolaire Catholique du Nouvel Ontario • Dubreuilville Public Library • Elliot Lake Public Library • Espanola Learning Centre • Michipicoten Township Public Library • North Algoma Literacy Coalition • North Star Toy Lending Library • Spanish Public Library • Superior Children's Centre

    20. Agencies providing Screening and Assessment Programs • Algoma Family Services • Algoma Health Unit

    21. Agencies providing Speech & Language and Infant Child Hearing Programs • Integrated Services for Northern Children (ISNC) • Speech & Language Pre-School Program - Algoma • St. Joseph General Hospital • *No Infant Hearing Programs Listed in CSI database*

    22. Agencies providing Communication/Social/Emotional Issues Programs • Algoma Family Services • North Star Toy Lending Library • Superior Children's Centre

    23. Agencies providing Special Needs Programs • Algoma Community Care Access Centre

    24. Agencies providing Child Care Programs • All Star Children’s Services Ltd. • Child Care Algoma • Claire Dimock Children's Centre • Community Living Algoma • Little Treasures Children Centre • Serpent River First Nation Day Care • Superior Children's Centre • The Three Bears Daycare Hornepayne Cooperative Inc

    25. Agencies providing Preschool Programs • All Star Children's Services Ltd. • North Star Toy Lending Library • Superior Children's Centre

    26. Agencies providing JK/SK Programs • Algoma District School Board • Conseil Scolaire Catholique du Nouvel Ontario • Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario • Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario • Conseil des écoles séparées catholiques de Dubreuilville • Hornepayne Roman Catholic Separate Board • Huron Superior Catholic District School Board

    27. Agencies providing Public Health Programs • Algoma Health Unit • Porcupine Health Unit

    28. Agencies providing Nutrition Programs • Algoma Family Services • All Star Children's Services Ltd. • Child Care Algoma • Mississauga First Nation • Mississauga FN Health & Social Services Unit • North Star Toy Lending Library • Superior Children's Centre

    29. Agencies providing Recreation Programs • All Star Children's Services Ltd. • Spanish Public Library • Superior Children's Centre

    30. Dubreuilville # Children 0-6 = 105

    31. Dubreuilville # Children 0-6 = 105

    32. Hornepayne # Children 0-6 = 165

    33. Hornepayne # Children 0-6 = 165

    34. Wawa # Children 0-6 = 425

    35. Wawa (1)

    36. Wawa (2)

    37. Wawa (3)

    38. Wawa (4)

    39. White River # Children 0-6 = 85

    40. White River # Children 0-6 = 85

    41. Desbarats # Children 0-6 = 75

    42. Desbarats # Children 0-6 = 75

    43. Echo Bay and Laird # Children 0-6 = 155

    44. Echo Bay and Laird # Children 0-6 = 155

    45. Richards Landing # Children 0-6 = 90

    46. Richards Landing # Children 0-6 = 90

    47. Thessalon # Children 0-6 = 175

    48. Thessalon # Children 0-6 = 175

    49. Blind River # Children 0-6 = 330