Parenting in Early Years - Yorktown Family Services

Parenting in Early Years

General Information



  • Ages: birth – 6 years and parents and caregivers of children between these ages

Self referral, CAS, CCAS referral, paediatrician referral, School referral, and different agencies referral.

Next Session Dates:
  • English: October 27th to December 15th, 2021
  • Spanish: Winter 2021, Dates to be announced
Sessions Per Year:
  • Two English (Spring & Fall)
  • One Spanish (Winter)
Service Duration:

8 weeks

Languages offered:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • English: Wednesdays at 10am starting on October 27th, 2021
  • Spanish: Winter 2021, hours to be announced

Program will be delivered virtually


Maureen Ringlein: Manager, Family, Child and Infant Clinical Services

Ena Burbano: Family, Child and Youth Therapist
416-394-2424 Ext:224

Parenting in Early Years (English & Spanish)

Parenting in the Early Years (PITEY) is offered in both English and Spanish is an 8-week parenting program for parents and caregivers of children birth to six years. The PITEY program is part of Program Without Walls (PWW), and is one of a range of programs offered that are linguistically and culturally modified to meet the diverse needs of families. PWW’s goal is to strengthen families and enhance the development and well-being of children living in difficult situations. The long-term goal of PITEY is to promote healthy child development. A children’s group runs in conjunction with the parenting program and provide a wide range of skill building activities for the children attending the program. The program is offered in partnership with The Macaulay Child Development Centre.

Parenting in the Early Years is now being offered Virtually through an online group platform (Webex invitations will be provided).

The next session will be offered in English, from October 27th to December 15th, 2021. Program will run on Wednesdays at 10am. Currently enrolling parents/caregivers living in: M6E, M6B, M6M, M6N, M9N, M6L, M6S postal codes. Spaces are limited. For more information or to register, please contact Ena Burbano at 416-394-2424 ext. 224 or email at

Please check back regularly for updates on future sessions.

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Awareness and communications initiatives for Parenting in the Early Years are partially funded through proceeds earned through Yorktown’s memberships with Dolphin Gaming and the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association.

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