Authors Articles by Five Counties Children's Centre

Articles by Five Counties Children's Centre

Five Counties Children's Centre
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Serving children in the counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, and the City of Kawartha Lakes, Five Counties Children’s Centre provides therapy services that assist children who are delayed in their development to build the skills they need in everyday life such as walking, talking, and activities of daily living. For more information, visit
From a fairly standard and non-descript landscape, the backyard space at Five Counties Children's Centre's Peterborough location has been transformed over the past three years into a lush, natural outdoor treatment and therapy space with many amenities that are ideal for kids, clients, families, and staff. It will be transformed again for the Backyard Summer Social fundraising gala on June 24, 2023 featuring alpacas, axe-throwing, inflatable jousting, classic picnic games, food, treats, and fun. (Photo courtesy of Five Counties Children's Centre)

How the backyard of Five Counties Children’s Centre in Peterborough was transformed into an...

Adults can experience the space and become kids again at Five Counties' Backyard Summer Social fundraising gala on June 24.

Five Counties Children’s Centre celebrates the many volunteers supporting their clinical services and fundraising...

National Volunteer Week (April 16-22) recognizes the generosity and commitment of those who freely give their time and talents.
Three-week-old Eva sleeps peacefully, as Five Counties staff member Lauren Richardson carries out an infant hearing screening. The screening is typically done within a few weeks of a baby being born. It helps to identify potential hearing issues early on, ensuring newborns and babies can get referrals for further assessment and assistance if needed. (Photo courtesy of Five Counties Children's Centre)

Infant hearing checks are a ‘sound investment’ in your child

Five Counties Children's Centre is part of the provincially funded Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program.
Deacon, Talon, Damien, Blake, Alexis, and Carter assumed roles as General Manager, Coach, Assistant Coach, PA Announcer, In-Game Host, and Radio Broadcaster at the Peterborough Petes game on Family Day (February 20, 2023), as part of the Petes' Next-Gen program that lets kids shadow the real people in these roles. The six kids are all clients (or siblings of clients) of Five Counties Children's Centre. Despite Five Counties on track to serve its highest-ever number of clients in a single year, nearly 2,000 area children are waiting for care up to two years. (Photo courtesy of Five Counties Children's Centre)

Five Counties kids and their siblings participate in Peterborough Petes’ Next-Gen program on Family...

While children's treatment centre is on track to support more than 6,000 families this year, almost 2,000 children are still waiting for care.
Five Counties Children's Centre recreation therapist Colleen Ristok (right) assists a client during a recent robotic Lego building event. The session gave participants a hands-on opportunity to build with various materials, including marshmallows and later robotic Lego. (Photo courtesy of Five Counties Children's Centre)

Good sports: the power of recreation to heal is real

Five Counties Children's Centre therapeutic recreation service helps children with special needs get in the game.
Five Counties Children's Centre Resource Consultant Liz Martella is part of the agency's Investing in Quality (IIQ) initiative. Along with supporting children and families in child-care settings, IIQ staff also provide resources, supports, and mentorship opportunities for early childhood educators in the Peterborough area. (Photo courtesy of Five Counties Children's Centre)

‘We need to open our eyes to the important work of registered early childhood...

Five Counties Children's Centre program manager Shannon Cattoni explains how investing in quality child care pays for itself.
Five Counties Children's Centre client Alexa (middle) with a cheque for $200 raised by her mother Ashley for the organization's Building Abilities For Life campaign. Also pictured is Five Counties CEO Scott Pepin (left) and annual giving coordinator Linsey Kampf. (Photo courtesy of Five Counties Children's Centre)

The life-changing work at Five Counties Children’s Centre continues to awe and amaze

CEO Scott Pepin reflects on some recent 'jaw-dropping moments' at the charitable organization.

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