Centre for Children and Families

The Centre for Children and Families (Centrum Jeugd en Gezin/CJG) provides information, advice and help with child development and parenting. The CJG is a one-stop shop for children's health and well-being.

The CJG is there to serve the needs of babies, children, young people, (expectant) parents and families. Each district of The Hague has its own CJG.

Upbringing support

At the CJG you can find all kinds of information on child rearing and child development. Perhaps you are wondering if your child is developing in a normal way, for example, why he hasn’t started walking yet or how you can best deal with tantrums.

The CJG is also a meeting place for parents and children. The Upbringing Support Centre organises courses and workshops ranging from prenatal yoga, breastfeeding support and baby massage to dealing with adolescent behaviour. The website of the CJG provides a listing of the various courses and workshops (in Dutch).

Family coaching

Every family experiences difficult times now and then. Sometimes the problems appear so large that you feel helpless. This is the time to call in professional help before the situation gets out of hand. The CJG provides fast, practical and tailor-made support during rough patches in your life, for example, if you suspect your child has an eating disorder or a drug addiction or you need help during a nasty divorce.

Preventative health care

The role of the juvenile health care programme is to monitor children's development, maintain preventative health care and stimulate a healthy lifestyle.

A healthy start in life is key to a happy childhood. You will naturally have many questions during your child’s early years. During a visit to the consultatiebureau (children’s health clinic), your child’s growth and development will be routinely checked from birth until he starts primary school at the age of 4. From practical tips to important vaccinations, the CJG is there for children and their parents.

Once a child has started primary school, preventative health care will move from the consultatiebureau to the so-called schoolarts (school doctor) system. Children are then seen at the ages of 5 or 6 and 10 or 11.

Appointment for advice

If you would like personal advice from a qualified professional, you can make an appointment at the CJG in your district.


Centrum Jeugd en Gezin Den Haag
​De Carpentierstraat 54
2595 HL  The Hague
Telephone: 0800 - 285 40 70
Email: contact@cjgdenhaag.nl
Website: www.cjgdenhaag.nl

Published: 10 April 2017Modified: 25 July 2017