Services & Programs

Infant & Child Development Program

Infant and Child Development Program support children from birth up until school entry, who may have delays or who are at risk for a developmental delay.

About the Program:

Infant and Child Development Programs are family-centered and bring parents and professionals together to help children overcome developmental difficulties to the best of their abilities. Each family is unique and parents know their children best. This means that you, the parent, decide on what kind of support you need.

If you are concerned about your child’s development, the Infant and Child Development Programs can help. Families play a vital role in every child’s development. A child develops at a rapid pace. Physical, social, emotional, communication, intellectual and behavioural development depends in part on experiences provided by the child’s family.

Infant and Child Developmental Professionals have varied backgrounds in health and social work. They have extensive knowledge in child development, and can assist you to enhance your child’s skills in these important years. Once you are referred to our services a developmental clinic appointment is scheduled with you and your child. A developmental assessment will be completed at this time.

Together, we will plan activities that best meet your child and family’s needs. This could include home visits, referrals to other services, as well as parental support and guidance.

Services Available:

Infant and Child Development Program may include:
 

  • Developmental assessments and written reports.
  • Home visits to encourage progress, develop new activities, and support parents.
  • Assistance for you and your child making the transition to a pre-school/day care program.
  • Service coordination & advocacy.

Professional Partners:

The Infant and Child Development Program works in partnership with other professionals in your community. These include: 

  • Physiotherapists/Occupational Therapists
  • Speech & Language Pathologists
  • Physician or Pediatrician
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Preschool/Daycare Personnel
  • Resource Teacher Program
  • Social Workers
  • Hospital Professionals
  • Physiotherapists/Occupational Therapists
  • Speech & Language Pathologists
  • Physician or Pediatrician
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Preschool/Daycare Personnel
  • Resource Teacher Program
  • Social Workers
  • Hospital Professionals

Referrals

As a parent, you may contact the Infant and Child Development Program directly or, with your consent, a referral may be made on your behalf.

Contact us by calling 705-472-0910 and ask for the Infant and Child Development Program.