Well Baby Care

Our Early Years RN and Early Years Child Development Worker, in collaboration with our Primary Care Team, work one-on-one or in a group setting, to deliver specialized programming and support to parents and caregivers, and their infants, and children.

Expectant Mothers

Our Early Years Nurse establishes contact with expectant mothers in Central Hastings. Following the initial consultation, the nurse is available to answer questions as they arise throughout the pregnancy. Prenatal education classes are offered during the last trimester.

Well Baby Assessment

Well Baby CareA thorough physical assessment is done by the Early Years Nurse using the Rourke physical assessment guidelines. The Nipissing District Developmental Screen is completed by parents and reviewed with the nurse. At each visit the nurse incorporates health teaching on topics such as infant feeding, active parenting and safety. Immunizations are given according to provincial guidelines. Referrals are made to community programs and resources that assist parents in raising a happy healthy child.

Community Programming for infants and children promotes parent/child bonding, child development, language development, consistent routines, positive child management skills and improved family relationships.

Gateway offers a variety of community programs for Infants and Preschoolers and Youth.