Infant Development Program
The Infant Development Program (IDP) provides support for families of children aged birth to three who are at risk for, or who already have a delay in development.
The IDP consultant uses an inclusive, family-centered approach when working with families to support their children. The consultant visits families in their homes or in a community setting, working with an integrated approach to services. Families play a vital role in every child’s development.
What to expect
- Follows child’s development through home or community visiting, Ages and Stages Questionnaires, and/or other assessment tools.
- Offers referrals for children and families to other therapies and community activities.
- Facilitates Infant Massage sessions, as a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, 1-1 during visits or in small community groups.
- Facilitates attachment parenting programs, such as Circle of Security, 1-1 during visits or in small community groups.
- Provides suggestions around strategies and activities that encourage child development.
- Offers a weekly playgroup.
How to take part
Anyone can refer to IDP including families, caregivers, physicians, public health nurses, pediatricians and other community professionals. A referral form must be completed and can be found on our website. Family participation is voluntary and the program is free of charge. Confidentiality is assured.
Please click here to complete our secure online referral form.
This program is funded by BC MCFD.