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Did you know…?

  • An estimated 4% of the preschool population has a significant speech or language disorder.
  • A child should use 200 or more words by the time they are 2-3 years old.
  • By the age of 4½ a child's vocabulary should consist of about 2,000 words.
  • Learning more than one language as a child (“bilingual development”) doesn’t lead to speech or language problems.
  • It’s normal for children to mix up grammar rules or use words from different languages in the same sentence. 

Questions about speech, language, or hearing? Call Wee Talk, the Wellington-Dufferin Preschool Speech and Language Service System at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 3616.  

Since 1927, speech language pathologists have celebrated Better Speech and Hearing Month to raise awareness of speech and language disorders.

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Did you know only 1 in 5 children are buckled up correctly?"Buckle Up Bears" car seat clinic logo

Learn how to install a car seat and get help installing your car seat at this “Buckle Up Bears” car seat clinic.

  • When: Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Harriston & Minto Fire Hall, 89 Elora Street, Harriston
  • Please make an appointment (spots are limited!): Call Marilyn Koch, Palmerston OPP Detachment, at 519-343-5770

When used correctly, a child restraint reduces the likelihood of a child being injured or killed in a crash by up to 75%.

> Learn more about car seat safety.


Buckle Up Bears is a corporate and community partnership with The Co-operators and the Infant and Toddler Safety Association. It’s aimed at raising awareness of correct installation and use of car seats.

We work to reduce the burden of dental disease by providing preventative and emergency dental care for eligible children and youth up to the age of 17 at no cost to the patient. Read this Guelph Mercury article and join your voice to the call for expanding these services to more Ontarians. 

Many locals suffer because they can’t afford dental care

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Healthcare providers: mark your calendars for May 6! The Ontario Hospital Association will be offering the online module Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment for FREE in support of STOP! Clean Your Hands day.

To access the module on Monday, visit OHA's Discovery Campus to login/register and take the module.

Remember: Free access to this module will only be available on Monday, May 6 so mark your calendars today!

More information: Ontario Hospital Association Distance Learning website