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Toddlers and Preschoolers (Ages 1-3)

Does being a parent make you feel like you are living in a zoo? Parenting can be demanding in the early years. Stay positive, keep parenting.

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  • Young child holding ready for school signReady for School
    Find tips to prepare your preschooler for school this fall.
  • Rear Facing Car Seat (Infant - Child)Rear Facing Car Seat (Infant - Child)
    keep your child in a rear facing car seat as long as possible.
  • Family hiking in the woodsPhysical Activity and Play
    Toddlers (ages 1-2) and Preschooler (ages 3-4) should have at least 180 minutes of physicial activity (play) throughout the day, with a variety of activities in different environments.
  • Young FamilyFeeding your Preschooler
    A parent's responsibility is to offer healthy foods and to decide when and where meals and snacks will be served.
  • Early Child DevelopmentEarly Child Development
    One of the best parts of being a parent is watching your baby grow and develop. Your child's early development is important because it will influence their health, well-being, learning and behaviours throughout life.

Telephone Support

To speak with a Public Health Nurse from the Middlesex-London Health Unit:

  • 519-663-5317
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 To learn more about Early
Child Development, view the
Healthy Baby Healthy Brain
Video Library →

Date of creation: February 12, 2013
Last modified on: May 5, 2022