Parenting in Early Years - Yorktown Family Services

Parenting in Early Years

General Information



Service Delivery Format:
  • In Person:
    • By appointment only on a case-by-case basis
    • In-person groups not available until further notice
  • 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: Fall of 2022 and Spring 2023
  • Spanish:  Winter 2023
Sessions Per Year:
  • Two English (Spring & Fall)
  • One Spanish (Winter)
Service Duration:

8 weeks

Languages offered:
  • English
  • Spanish

Wednesdays 10:00 am  – 11:00 am


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 the Fall of 2022. Registration is for parents/caregivers living in: M6E, M6B, M6M, M6N, M9N, M6L, M6S postal codes. Spaces are limited. For more information, 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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