Infant Development Program

The Infant Development Program (IDP) provides support for families of children aged birth to three who have a developmental delay, are at risk for a developmental delay, or have been diagnosed with a disability. 

Using a family-centred approach, the IDP consultant assists families in the identification of their child’s needs and provides an integrated approach that is parent-led. The consultant visits families in their homes or in the playroom at Community Services.  The family’s involvement and participation is a key factor in successful outcomes.

What To Expect

  • May refer children and families to other therapies or community activities as required.
  • Follow children’s development using screening tools such as ASQ-3 or ASQ: SE2, and more in-depth assessments such as the Developmental Assessment of Young Children.
  • Teaches families Infant Massage techniques (Certified Infant Massage Instructor) either 1-1 during home visits or in small community groups.
  • Teaches families Attachment Parenting Programs such as Circle of Security 1-1 during home visits or in small community groups.
  • To increase family’s knowledge of their child’s growth and development and learn skills that will help them encourage the development of their child.
  • Weekly Playgroup is offered on Thursday’s from 10:30–12:00 on a drop in basis at Community Services.

How to Take Part

Anyone can refer to IDP including the family, physicians, public health nurses and other community professionals.  A referral form must be completed and is available for download here: Early Intervention Referral Form (PDF).  Family participation is voluntary and the program is free of charge.  Complete confidentiality is assured

Program Contact Information

Liz Hennessey, Program Coordinator

Phone

604-885-5881, ext. 244

Services are provided at:

5638 Inlet Avenue
Sechelt, BC  V0N 3A0

Flexible hours are offered. Visits are made by appointment.