“In Partnership with families and the community, to provide safe and

nurturing child care which strives to meet the unique needs of each



Through the City of Toronto’s initiative “Every Child Belongs” and Terry Tan’s mission statement, children’s needs may be met by supporting the Educators and Families through the third party Consultation Services.

Terry Tan employs Early Childhood Consultants that provide services to licensed child care centres within the City of Toronto. Consultants provide the following range of services: observation; screening and programming/individual suggestions to families and child care staff to promote the healthy development of children. Families and child care staff are supported through collaboration, problem solving and communication. The Consultants have expertise in the areas of child development, communication and behaviour management. In addition, the Consultants have access to outside specialized services on a consultation basis such as speech and language, behaviour and occupational therapists to enhance and support a child’s development within the centre environment.

The Early Childhood Consultants support child care centres in a variety of ways. These may include:

Individual Consultation:

Provide support to child care Educators to facilitate the full and meaningful participation of an individual child with extra support needs within a family centred model.

Program Consultation:

Build the capacity of child care programs to support the inclusion of children with extra support needs.


Support the training needs of the child care staff and families to enhance knowledge and build capacity.

The cost for all services are FREE through funding provided by Toronto Children’s Services under Special Needs Resource Funding. In order to obtain service, the child care centre, with parental permission, will complete a referral form which is inputted through an online central system . The Consultant attached to the centre will then receive the referral via email, contact the centre and proceed accordingly.