Supported Child Development Program

The SCD program is based on three key principles: Family Centered Practice, Inclusion and Optimal Child Development.

SCD is a community based program that offers services to children from birth to 12 years of age that require extra support in child care settings, and if necessary SCD is able to provide support up to the age of 19 based on the needs of the child. The coordinator works collaboratively with other community professionals to bring together the support needed for your child to attend the child care setting that parents have chosen. 

Please contact us for more information.

What To Expect

  • Assistance in finding a child care setting best suited to the needs of your child
  • Provide support required to ensure your child’s needs are being met  at the child care setting, guided by the Family Centered Service Plan which is developed based on the family’s goals for the child
  • Provide support for the parents and families
  • Provide daycare staff with strategies to promote family goals

How To Take Part

In order to receive this service your child will have to be referred to the program by you, other community care professionals, daycare / preschool or after school settings, one of Community Services’ Children’s programs or MCFD. Your permission is required for referral and there is no cost to you. Complete confidentiality is assured.

Please click here to complete our secure online referral form.

Program Contact Information

Sarah Stenzel


604-885-5881 ext 223

Sunshine Coast Community Services

PO Box 1069, 5638 Inlet Ave.
Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0

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