Family Health & Child Development

“We believe that the Creator has entrusted us with the sacred responsibility to help raise our families.
We realize healthy families are the foundation of strong and healthy communities.
The future of our community lies within our children…”
Vision Statement


We have been in the community for many years,
Healthy Babies Healthy Children program
Maternal Child Health program since 2007
Early Childhood Development/FASD Program since 2006
First Nation Child & Family Program since 2018
We are located at the Community Wellbeing Centre


Contact Us

Lyndsay Scero – Program Manager

Danielle Smart – Home Visitor

Esther Brant – Home Visitor

Our program provides services to families that reside on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, being mindful of culture and language when developing programming.
Family Health and Child Development services are open to everyone, with a target group of  children ages 0-6.

We are funded by Health Canada, the Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians

Programs & Services

Home Visiting Services

Our goal during a home visit is to provide parents, caregivers and their families with support and information to help children get a healthy start in life. During a home visit, we also focus on the developmental tasks of children ages 0-6. Family Health and Child Development is a voluntary program available to families with children that reside in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Clients must receive a minimum of one home visit per month.
At a home visit, we can offer:
– assistance with birth plans
– taking care of yourself and your baby before and after your baby arrives
– what to expect as your child grows and develops, and, fun ways to help your child’s development
– provide development screening tools
– bonding with your child
– any supports you will need to address issues you may have
– healthy eating habits for you and your family
– helping with sibling rivalry

Additional Services

– Potty training information
– Pre and post-natal information and support
– Support for foster and adoptive families
– Formula at discounted prices
– Access to Good Food Box program
– Community Circle
– Cultural workshops
– Bears & Cubs
– Quilting & sewing workshops
– Family craft nights
– Play groups
– Bus trips