Welcome to the CVCDA

The Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) supports children and youth with developmental delays and their families. It’s easy to access our services. If you’re concerned about your child’s development you can just give us a call.

Looking for information about the Comox Valley Child Development Association?  Here you can learn more about the CVCDA or explore our Programs, Groups and all of our CVCDA Services

Family-Centred Practice

All of the services at the CVCDA are family-centred. This means that we recognize that you know your child best and play the most important role in their life.

Latest News

Province helps keep Pathways to Healing Partnership open

Ministry Of Health NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2019HLTH0073-000924 May 10, 2019 Province helps keep Pathways to Healing Partnership open COMOX - The Province has provided $500,000 to help more mothers with vulnerabilities take charge of their lives through...

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Welcome to Comox Valley’s new Autism Centre

We’ve been very busy at the Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) since the grand opening of our new Comox Valley Autism Centre back on December 5, 2018.  The space has now come alive with families, groups and many clients actively utilizing this new and...

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3 days ago

Soon! There will be new grass outside the Centre. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Save the date! For this incredible fundraiser raising funds for multiple local charities.

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2 weeks ago

This is fantastic news! We are very honoured to be the lucky charity to receive these funds. THANK YOU ALL! 1st Tuesday Fundraisers, Judy & Bruce Wing, Glenn Gark and Fuzz Morissette. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

This happy bunch of puppets arrived to the CVCDA this week...by generous donation from Progressive Systems Ltd in Comox. Such a wonderful addition to the learning tools of our Supported Child Development Program.

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4 days ago

How Can I Manage My Kids’ Screen Time?

Young children learn best from face-to-face interactions with caring adults. It’s best to keep their screen time to a minimum:

➡️For children under 2 years old, screen time is not recommended.
➡️For children 2 to 5 years old, limit routine or regular screen time to less than 1 hour per day.

As kids get older, there’s more and more pressure from their peers to be “connected”. It’s important to begin talking to kids about how to manage their screen time as soon as possible.

There’s more to helping kids have a healthy relationship with screens than reducing screen time. Here are some tips on how to manage how screens are used in your home:

➡️Try to expose babies and toddlers to as little screen time as possible, whether it’s TV and videos or interactive media like educational apps.
➡️Don’t make a habit of using screens to soothe or distract kids, especially young ones.
➡️Set limits that include all screens.
➡️Make sure to consider both quantity and quality: work harder to limit low-quality screen experiences, but manage higher-quality screen time too.
➡️Whenever possible, co-watch with your kids.
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2 weeks ago

Recent studies have exposed the benefit of spending time outdoors, both for kids and adults. The studies agree that kids who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors. While it’s unclear how exactly the cognitive functioning and mood improvements occur, there are a few things we do know about why nature is good for kids’ minds.

• It builds confidence. The way that kids play in nature has a lot less structure than most types of indoor play.

• It promotes creativity and imagination. This unstructured style of play also allows kids to interact meaningfully with their surroundings.

• It teaches responsibility. Entrusting a child to take care of the living parts of their environment means they’ll learn what happens when they forget to water a plant or pull a flower out by its roots.

• It provides different stimulation. Nature activates more senses—you can see, hear, smell, and touch outdoor environments.

• It gets kids moving. Most ways of interacting with nature involve more exercise than sitting on the couch.

• It makes them think. It naturally makes kids ask questions about the earth and the life that it supports.

• It reduces stress and fatigue. A natural environment creates feelings of pleasure, not fatigue.
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