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Preschool Assessment & Consultation Program

The goal of the Preschool Assessment & Consultation Program (PACP) is to develop a greater understanding about children’s social emotional needs within Licensed Child Care Centres. The PACP works collaboratively with families, Licensed Child Care Centres, Resource Consultants and relevant community partners to enhance the functioning of children with complex behaviours due to their social emotional needs within the Child Care setting.


The PACP provides consultative services through two distinct models - individual consultation, and program consultation. The individual consultation model focuses on an individual child within the context of the Child Care Centre. The program consultation model is designed to support Child Care Centre’s at the program level. It is intended to improve the program’s capacity and address concerns that may be impacting more than one child. This could include professional development opportunities for Educators to build their skills in supporting children’s social emotional development.


Preschool Consultation and Assessment Program Introductory Training Videos

In order to better support the child care community within the City and District of Thunder Bay, the PACP has developed brief training videos for families and child care programs. If you would like more information about these videos, or would like to schedule a more in depth training with the PACP, please contact CCTB for more information.

Returning to Child Care; Preparing ourselves and our Children:
This is a 30 minute presentation for families when introducing the child to the early learning environment in the age of COVID-19. It focuses on building new life-skills with children and encouraging open and respectful communication between caregivers and staff in the context of a constantly changing situation.


Children’s Mental Health in the Early Learning Environment:

This brief presentation will provide an introduction for Educators to better understand Children’s Mental Health in children aged 0-7years. Specific and examples and strategies for the classroom will be shared.


Trauma in the Early Years:

Trauma often forces children to develop coping strategies that can be “challenging” in the Early Learning Environment. Learn about the different types of Trauma, how they might show up in the classroom and how to support a corrective experience as an Educator.

Referrals are accepted through licensed Child Care Centres, with consent

from a parent/guardian. Parents/Guardians interested PACP services

provided for their child may contact the Supervisor of their Child Care

Centre.