Do you have questions or concerns about your child's development?
Lansdowne Children's Centre is a SmartStart Hub - a one-stop point of entry connecting families and caregivers with local child development services, supports and resources for a child's communication, developmental, and/or physical development needs.
A PARENT STORY | Mike Gatopoulos shares about his son Jack's diagnosis of Williams Syndrome, the impact on their family, and the support they found with Lansdowne Children's Centre.
MY LANSDOWNE STORY | Candace Kingyens shares how her experience with her daughter and Lansdowne Children's Centre drew her to join the Foundation team and help raise funds to support other families.
MY LANSDOWNE STORY | Grace DeKoning is a communicative disorders assistant (CDA) with Lansdowne Children's Centre in Norfolk and shares her journey into pediatric speech therapy.
SEEKING OUR PLACE IN HISTORY | Lansdowne Children's Centre Executive Director Rita-Marie Hadley reads our Land Acknowledgement over video created by Six Nations Tourism on YouTube. Full video on their channel.
Lansdowne Children's Centre provides resources, services and supports for infants, children and youth with communication, developmental and/or physical needs, and their families.
We work children and families in our centres, virtually, and in a variety of community settings such as homes, schools, childcares and camps..
Lansdowne Children's Centre proudly delivers SmartStart Hub services, serving Brantford, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk Counties, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Lansdowne Children's Centre is privileged to have Dr. Ben Klein, a Developmental Paediatrician, as the Medical Director.
Clients receiving other services are eligible to have an assessment completed by the Developmental Paediatrician.
Clients needing multiple services are also eligible for Holistic Integrated Teams (HITs).
In 2021, Lansdowne Children's Centre was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce of Brantford-Brant as winner of the Bell Community Builder Award.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Our Family Centred Guiding Principles at Lansdowne Children's Centre are belief statements about how supports and resources ought to be made available to parents/families involved in early childhood intervention, parenting support and family resource programs and which specify how our staff should interact and treat families, children and youth clients.
Lansdowne Children's Centre commits itself to the continual improvement of access to its facility policies, programs, practices and services for clients and their family members, staff, volunteers and members of the community with disabilities; the participation of persons with disabilities, or family members, in the development and review of its annual accessibility plans; and the provision of quality services to all clients and their family members and members of the community with disabilities.