The Huron County Health Unit is marking the 20th anniversary of Ontario’s Healthy Babies Healthy Children program.
Ontario’s Healthy Babies Healthy Children program helps children get a healthy start in life. The program is free and voluntary for expectant parents and families with children from birth up to entry to school.
The first years of a person’s life lay the foundation for future health and wellbeing. Healthy Babies Healthy Children supports local families to experience healthy pregnancies, as well as postpartum support for a new baby. The program also supports parents to develop strong connections with their children, aid children’s development and connect to resources and programs in their community.
This year the Huron County Health Unit launched a new program for local HBHC families. The “Play Together, Learn for Life” program and toy kits help parents support their child’s development and build their relationship with their child through play. This program was funded by a Parents Reaching Out Grant from the Ontario Ministry of Education.
To learn more about Healthy Babies Healthy Children, call the Huron County Health Unit at 519-482-3416 or 1-877-837-6143.