Tips for parents of an 18-month-old

Get out there and play!

Children learn so much just by watching and interacting with others. If your child is not attending full-time preschool, local programs can provide great opportunities for learning and playing with other children. Regular attendance at a community program can have many benefits for your child: structure for his or her daily routine, experience with group instruction, and contact with new, fun, and challenging activities. Experience in all of these areas is helpful practice for school!

Free preschool programs in the community that do not require registration:

  • Public Libraries: Visit your local library to see what drop-in and other programs are available. For Toronto:

Region-specific programs: