A special program for francophone children under the age of six years may soon be developed by the Hastings-Quinte Children’s Services department.
A report to the Community and Human Services Committee on Wednesday calls for an application for federal funding in the amount of $346,500.
It indicates that francophone children and their families “find it difficult to access services and programs needed to live French in Hastings County”.
Service providers are calling for easier access to specialized services such as assessments, resource supports, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and mental health supports.
The project would provide guidance on how to best access specialized francophone services both inside and outside the local community.
The request now goes to Hastings County council.