Watch Me Grow Developmental Screening

A child’s early years play an important role in their healthy development as this is a period of rapid growth for their brain and body. Healthy infants, toddlers, and children are more likely to remain healthy throughout the rest of their lives. That’s why it’s important to keep tabs of your child’s development to ensure that everything is on track.

Watch Me Grow Developmental Screening helps families track their young child’s growth and development. It’s a developmental screening, assessment, referral, and education service for families of young children from birth up to the age of 6 years old. Topics that contribute to a young child’s development may also be discussed, such as breastfeeding, nutrition, parenting and routines, child safety, and how holistic family dynamics can support positive mental health.

What is a developmental screening?

A developmental screening is a tool that helps families measure their child’s development through the early years to ensure they are on the right track!

The tools used for developmental and behavioural screening are formal questionnaires or checklists based on research that ask questions about a child’s development, including if they are reaching milestones in their language, movement, thinking, behaviour, and emotions.

Why is developmental screening important?

While each child grows and learns at their own pace, developmental screening is important because it allows parents to ensure their young children are meeting their developmental milestones. The screening also allows parents to learn more about the next stages in their child’s development, and how they can help their children grow and learn.

How often should my child be screened?

Children should be screened early and often from infancy until they turn 6 years old, as screening is the best way to catch any concerns early. You can track your child’s development between screenings by checking the milestones they should be reaching at their age using the Looksee Child Development Checklist. The Looksee checklist uses a series of “yes” or “no” questions regarding your child’s abilities to help monitor their development.

Where can I get my child screened?

You can have your child screened at any of the Watch Me Grow Developmental Screening drop-in locations in the area. See the table below for addresses and hours. Please check the EOHU website or our social media before leaving for a Watch Me Grow Developmental Screening, in case of schedule changes.

 

Location Address Hours
Alexandria Alexandria Early ON Centre
260 Industrial Boulevard
Alexandria, ON K0C 1A0
Thursdays
9 a.m.-noon
Casselman Casselman Early ON Centre
676 Principale Street, Unit A
Casselman, ON K0A 1M0
Mondays
9-11:30 a.m.
Cornwall Cornwall Early ON Centre
691 Brookdale Avenue, Unit J
Cornwall, ON K6J 5C6
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9 a.m.-noon
Cornwall Centre ON y va Cornwall (services offered in French)
610 McConnell Avenue
Cornwall, ON K6H 4M1
The 2nd and 4th Friday of the month
9-11:30 a.m.
Embrun Maison de la famille Embrun
100 Maheu Street
Embrun, ON K0A 1W0
Tuesdays
9-11 a.m.
Hawkesbury Maison de la famille Hawkesbury
352 Main Street West,
Hawkesbury, ON K6A 2H8
Thursdays
9-11 a.m.
Morrisburg Morrisburg Early ON Centre
34 Ottawa Street
Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0
Wednesdays
10 a.m.-noon
Rockland Rockland Early ON Centre
2303 Laurier Street, Unit 105
Rockland, ON K4K 1K4
Wednesdays
9-11:30 a.m.
Winchester Winchester Early ON Centre
530 Fred Street, Unit C
Winchester, ON K0C 2K0
Mondays
9-11:30 a.m.
1-3 p.m.

Location Dates Immunization
Alexandria
EarlyON Child and Family Centre
260 Industrial Blvd.
Thursdays
9 to 11:30 a.m.

Immunization offered weekly
When: Thursdays
Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Casselman
TEMPORARY
Watch Me Grow will be offered at the EOHU office
872 Principale Street
Mondays
9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

IMMUNIZATION IS NO LONGER OFFERED
Immunization available by appointment at our Casselman office
Call 613-764-2841 or 1 800 267-8260

Cornwall
EarlyON Child and Family Centre
130 Sydney St.
Tuesdays  and  Thursdays
9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Immunization available by appointment at our Cornwall office 
Call 613-933-1375 or 1 800 267-7120

Cornwall
EarlyON Child and Family Centre
610 McConnell Avenue
Fridays
Twice a month 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Immunization available by appointment at our Cornwall office 
Call 613-933-1375 or 1 800 267-7120

Embrun
Family Centre
École Rivière Castor
100 Maheu St.
Wednesdays
9 to 11:30 a.m.

IMMUNIZATION IS NO LONGER OFFERED 
Immunization available by appointment at our Casselman office
Call 613-764-2841 or 1 800 267-8260

Hawkesbury
Family Centre
352 Main St. West
(entrance is on Kipling Street)
Thursdays
9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Immunization available by appointment at our Hawkesbury office 
Call 613-632-4355 or 1 800 565-2314

Morrisburg
EarlyON Child and Family Centre
South Dundas Municipality Building
34 Ottawa St.
Tuesdays
9 to 11:30 a.m.

IMMUNIZATION IS NO LONGER OFFERED
Immunization available by appointment at our Winchester office
Call 613-774-2739 or 1 800 267-7120

Rockland
NEW LOCATION - EFFECTIVE JANUARY 15, 2020
EarlyON Child and Family Centre
2303 Laurier Street, Suite 105
Rockland, Ontario
K4K 1K5
Wednesdays
9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Immunization available by appointment at our Rockland office
Call 613-446-1400 or 1 800 267-7120

Winchester
EarlyON Child and Family Centre
530 Fred Street
Suite C
Mondays
9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.

IMMUNIZATION IS NO LONGER OFFERED
Immunization available by appointment at our Winchester office
Call 613-774-2739 or 1 800 267-7120

Date Modified: 2024-01-26