Early childhood services

There is no more important job than being a parent. Jeffery Hale Community Services has a range of services for parents with children age four and under to support you and put you in touch with other English-speaking parents living in the area.

  • Baby & Toddler Vaccination Clinic: Help protect your child from some serious diseases by having them vaccinated.
  • Letters to Daddy program – This series of letters helps dad understand what growing up feels like from his baby's point of view. Get a letter each month during the first year of your child's life. Take a look at a sample Letter to Daddy.
  • OLo program – Provides pregnant women who have limited income with coupons for free eggs, milk, frozen vegetables and prenatal vitamins, as well as follow-up by a nurse, dietitian or social worker.  
  • Prenatal classes – We partner with Valcartier Family Centre, 418 844-5000, for group courses in person if enough people are interested. The community Wellness Centre offers virtual online classes. You can also find prenatal information in the “From Tiny Tot to Toddler” guide.
  • Prenatal clinic – A place to talk with a nurse about your worries and needs around your pregnancy, delivery, breast feeding and bringing your baby home for the first time. Once you have a prescription from your doctor, call us to set up your visit to the clinic. Our nurse will do any blood tests that your doctor prescribes. She will help you connect with your birthing centre, give you a “From Tiny Tot to Toddler” guide and suggest other services to meet your needs.
  • Postnatal visits – Our perinatal nurse will meet with you after the birth of your baby to make sure that your new family is healthy and doing well. 
  • Postpartum Depression Screening – A new baby can affect a woman in ways that are not always positive. By taking a quiz of 10 short questions, our perinatal nurse can make sure that everything is going well for new mothers and offer specialised help when needed. Take a look at the introduction letter that is sent out with the quiz to new mothers who are being followed by our perinatal nurse. Also read our Baby Blues pamphlet.
  • SIPPE program (Integrated Perinatal and Early Childhood Services) – Support for women with low income who have not finished high school or are isolated, during pregnancy and then until your child starts school.
  • Triple P Parenting program: Simple and practical tips to increase your satisfaction in your role as a parent: parentingpostive.ca/en

Other services in the community

Be sure to visit the website of Jeffery Hale Community Partners (our main partner from the non-profit sector) to learn more about the activities offered at the community Wellness Centre in the Jeffery Hale pavilion. 

How to reach us

For our more information on our Early Childhood services, please contact Community Services reception by phone at 418 684-5333, ext. 11805, or use our contact us form.