Infant Development Program
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What is the Infant Development Program?
The Infant Development Program (IDP) serves children from birth to three years of age, who have a developmental delay or disability or are at risk for a developmental delay. The program is voluntary, free of charge, and family centered. To qualify for service the child must reside within our catchment area (Greater Trail, Salmo, Castlegar, Slocan Valley, Nakusp, Kaslo, Nelson) and the child’s parent/caregiver must consent to referral and service.
What can the Infant Development Program help you with?
Through home visiting, our skilled Infant Development Consultants provide:
- Information on typical and atypical child development
- Developmental screenings and assessments
- Information on community resources
- Coordination of services with other community partners/service providers
- Prevention of plagiocephaly, sleep hygiene, prematurity, disability
- Circle of Security Parenting Series
- Infant Massage
- Support in learning more about your child’s growth, development and behavior between birth and three years
For information about the Aboriginal Infant Development program, click here: https://www.coinations.net/our-programs
Do you have questions about your infant or child’s development or how to access parenting resources? Our goal at the Infant Development Program is to help you meet your child’s needs where they are at in their development and find the resources available in or outside of your community as needed.
You may refer yourself or ask one of your health providers to make the referral.