Connections Early Years Family Centre is a progressive family-centred organization providing integrated support, learning and early identification/intervention services to advance the healthy development of families and their children (0-6) in Windsor-Essex County.




To be a progressive organization that is:

  • Recognized locally, provincially and nationally for its integrated model of early learning supports
  • Physically accessible and user-friendly for all
  • Enhancing the structure and capacity of the organization to deliver services
  • Focused on advancing relationships within and outside the organization



  • Family-centered: we believe in a respectful family-professional partnership, working together in the best interest of the child and providing a supportive environment that encourages family to family support and provides opportunities for everyone to contribute to the excellence of the organization
  • Inclusive: we recognize individual strengths, respect opinions and honour diversity
  • Responsive: we believe in the capacity to listen, reflect, understand and respond to the changing needs of children, families and the community
  • Progressive: we believe in the courage and leadership necessary to explore all possibilities, innovate and initiate to best meet family and community needs
  • Integrity: we believe the inherent strength of the organization comes from the integrity of the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers and their ability to create a culture of performance and accountability
  • Partnerships: we believe in seeking out partnership opportunities with social service, education and health organizations that will strengthen the capacity of the agency to provide services