INFANT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Infant Massage ClassThe Infant Development Program (IDP) supports families with children from birth to three years of age who are at risk for, or have developmental delays. The Aboriginal Infant Development Program (AIDP) supports families with children from birth up to age five years by providing culturally safe programs for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children and their families.

These programs bring families and professionals together to support children through the early developmental stages.

It’s an opportunity for parents to:

  • Learn ways to encourage your child’s development
  • Discuss parenting and child development
  • Access other community resources and activities

For your child to:

  • Discover abilities
  • Learn new skills
  • Become more independent

Families play a vital role in every child’s development.  During the period of early childhood, children develop at a rapid pace. Together with families, the consultants plan activities that best meet the child’s and family’s needs.

 

Who Can Refer?

If you have concerns or questions about your child, you can refer your child yourself. Additionally, Public Health Nurses, Family Physicians, Pediatricians, Child Care Providers and other service providers at the Child Development Association can also refer for you.

 

Community Partners

You may see the Infant Development Program out in the community working in collaboration with many partner programs including:

 

Meet The Team

Dixie Hunt-Scott
Dixie Hunt-Scott

Infant Development Program Manager, Infant Development Consultant for Aboriginal Families

Phone: 250-338-4288 ext 226
Email: dixie@cvcda.ca

Jennifer McInnes
Jennifer McInnes

Infant Development Consultant

Phone: (250) 338-4288 ext 235
Email: jennifer@cvcda.ca

Chelsey Newton
Chelsey Newton

Infant Development Consultant

Phone: 250-338-4288 ext 223
Email: chelsey@cvcda.ca

Mavis Aubichon
Mavis Aubichon

ON LEAVE - Aboriginal Infant Development Consultant

Phone: 250.338-4288 ext 222
Email: aidp@cvcda.ca