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Peel Infant-Parent Program

Peel Infant-Parent Program (PIPP) supports parents as they develop a healthy relationship with their child. While participating in PIPP, parents also discover new ways of interacting with their infant or toddler.

PIPP is operated in partnership with the Region of Peel and Peel Children’s Centre, a children’s mental health agency.

Participants

You may attend for a variety of reasons such as:

  • feeling sad, worried or alone
  • recently adopting or fostering an infant or toddler
  • finding it difficult to identify what your child needs while he or she is crying
  • the benefit of personalized support to enhance parenting and play skills
  • requiring help to better understand your child’s temperament or developmental needs

Program Approach

PIPP staff work with parents to develop individual goals to continue building the bond with their child. Parents regularly attend both on-site and in-home sessions as part of the program.

A parent-child group program is run on-site by Early Childhood Resource Consultants from the Region of Peel. Parents have the option of participating in more than one session per week, in either the morning or afternoon. Activities, games, music time and coaching are part of each group with individual goals kept in mind for each parent-child pair.

Individual counselling is provided in-home by a Child and Family Clinician from Peel Children’s Centre. The sessions support parents to identify their family’s unique strengths and needs. Parents also practice what they are learning in the parent-child group program.

Evening appointments are available upon request.

Program Benefits

Every child and parent is different. With the help of professional staff, PIPP supports parents to:

  • learn more about their child’s needs, temperament, and development
  • feel more connected to their child
  • discover new ways to play and interact with their child
  • learn more about themselves as a parent so they feel confident
  • connect with other parents, resources and support services

Eligibility

PIPP is available at no cost to individuals with a child under three years of age who live in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga or the Town of Caledon.

Location

Peel Infant-Parent Program
9996 Kennedy Road North, Brampton
(corner of Kennedy Rd. N. and Bovaird Dr. E.)

Referral Process

Program participation is voluntary. Individuals can refer themselves to the program, or can be referred by a community service provider.

To make a referral, please contact: Child Care SNAP-PIRS 905-791-7800, ext. 7627 (SNAP)

Before choosing to participate, individuals are invited to visit PIPP to decide if the program is right for them.

Learn More About PIPP

If your agency would like to learn more about PIPP and how the program can support the families you serve, we are happy answer your questions by phone, by e-mail or by coming to do a short presentation to your team.

Please contact Nikki Slinger for more information at 905-791-1585 ext. 3818 or nikki.slinger@peelregion.ca.

PIPP Brochure [PDF 293KB]

Links

Peel Children’s Centre
Child Care SNAP-PIRS

www.peelregion.ca

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