Autumn 2017 Parenting Programs
As summer comes to a close, we are happy to launch our autumn parenting programs. Check out our Calendar of Events or download the Parent Program Guide to learn more about what is being offered.
A Guide To Your Role in Protecting All Children in Huron County
October is Child Abuse Prevention month! We are pleased to launch a new parenting tool for families in Huron County. A Guide to Your Role in Protecting All Children in Huron County is now available, thanks to funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Guide will be distributed to parents of Grade 3 and 4 students when their children participate in the Kids On The Block program at their elementary school this year. Guides will also be available throughout the community soon. Due to file size it isn’t available on our web site but you can call the office at 519-482-8777 and we will mail you a copy.
Kids On The Block
Kids On The Block is a personal safety program for Grade 3 and 4 students. This autumn, we will be distributing Parent Guides that will further explain the importance of personal safety, how to talk with your children about personal safety and protect them, as well as what to do should a child share with you that they were/are abused. We are thankful for funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation for the opportunity to engage parents in child personal safety.
2017-2018 Elementary School Programs
Elementary school programming related to personal safety and healthy relationships is available to all schools in Huron County. Parents are welcome to make requests as well and we will help you discuss the opportunities with your child’s classroom teacher. Find out more about the programs by reading the 2017-2018 Elementary School Program Guide
We are re-introducing our monthly elementary school newsletter too. All elementary schools in Huron County can provide e-copies or it is also available for reading via this link.
School Readiness 2018
For 13 years, Rural Response for Healthy Children offered the successful Kinderoo School Readiness program. In an effort to align with our vision to engage and empower parents, we are making changes to our school readiness program. For 2018, we are replacing the Kinderoo program with a new program, called School Readiness 101. The program is evolving with the intention of focusing support and providing tools for parents to prepare their children for entry into Junior Kindergarten. School Readiness 101 is a program for parents to attend where they will be provided with information and activity ideas to prepare children for Junior Kindergarten. If you are interested in learning more about this program, that will be launched in January 2018, please send us an email with “School Readiness 2018” in the subject line and we will add you to the mailing list. Note, we will no longer provide the Kinderoo-style program where parents enroll their children for a 6 week summer program.
The knowledgeable team at Rural Response for Healthy Children supports Huron County families. Positive parenting programs and personal safety and social skills programs for children comprise the foundation of services and resources available. Popular reasons families use our education and support services are for relationships (parent/child, parent/parent, parent/school), health (sleep, family meals, personal safety, disabilities, child development and internet use) and life transitions (separation/divorce, school readiness).
We also provide referrals to various agencies supporting Huron County families, such as Huron Respite Network, Huron Perth Center, Choices for Change, Huron County Health Unit, Ontario Early Years and Huron County Housing.
Rural Response for Healthy Children employees and volunteers are proud of the support they offer in the community. Huron County families can have confidence that Rural Response for Healthy Children is a place where professional staff are caring, respectful and provide a safe place to build trust for the resources and education families need to connect, engage and thrive.
Rural Response for Healthy Children
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 to 4:00
Phone: 519.482.8777 or 1.800.479.0716
58 Mary Street, PO Box 687, Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0