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Early Growth and Development

We help children in Peel achieve their intellectual, emotional and physical potential by increasing the percentage who are school ready and measuring the percentage of families/professionals who report being supported in their child's development. We do this through effective delivery of early years' programs and services, including health programs, literacy and family engagement.

Service Outcome

Children in Peel are supported to achieve their mental and physical potential.

2017 Performance

Supported 2,092 children with special needs with a range of services focused on their individual needs.

Provided 11,529 free breastfeeding consultations to support a great start for new mothers and their babies.

Supported 7,394 parents and professionals through early literacy workshops and programs.

Attracted 10,850 visitors to the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Mobile Program.

66.8% of mothers in Peel breastfeed to six months of age.1, 2

77% of mothers in Peel introduce solid foods between five months and less than seven months.1

1 Source: Peel Infant Feeding Survey, 2016, Region of Peel – Public Health.

2 For more information on this data, view the Peel Infant Feeding Survey Report (2016) (PDF)