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Infant Development Program

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The Infant Development Program is an early intervention program for families with children from birth to three years of age who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability, or who have or may be at-risk for a developmental delay.IDP.jpg

The main goals of the Infant Development Program (IDP) are to assist families to have a better understanding of their child’s overall development; to assist families to feel confident in parenting their infant; and to empower families to make effective decisions with respect to their child’s development.

New Class for May! - Baby Sensory Group

Baby Sensory Group.jpgBaby Sensory Group is a free group for parents and infants under the age of 1yrs (12 months) and will be every Tuesday from May 1-29, 2018 at the Dutch Lake Community Centre from 10:30 am - 11:30 am.

Enjoy a fun filled hour of sensory exploration with your baby! Please call DLCC @ 250.674.3530 to register as spaces are limited.

Wear comfortable clothing for both parent and child. Health snacks provided. Click on poster for full view.

Important things to know:

  • Home based and family-centered
  • Participation is completely voluntary and confidential
  • You do not need a professional referral, you may contact the program yourself if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s development

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Once you are referred to a program, a consultant will visit you in your home. Together, you will plan activities that best meet both your child's and your family's needs.

Infant Development Consultants are professionals. They have skills and knowledge in child development, and can assist you to support your child's development in their early years.

Our Infant Development Program services include:

  • home visits to encourage progress, develop new activities and support parents
  • developmental assessments and written reports
  • assistance to attend local playgroups with parent participation
  • parent workshops, such as Infant Massage
  • consultation with other professionals, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech & language pathologists
  • assistance for you and your child making the transition to a preschool/day care program
  • service coordination

This service is offered in the communities of the North Thompson valley from McClure through to BlueRiver. Please download our printable IDP Referal Form and IDP Handbook if you have someone that would benefit from this service.

We are part of a province-wide program. To visit the provincial website, go to:

Terra.jpgFor more information on the Infant Development program:
Please contact Yellowhead Community Services @ 250-674-2600 (Clearwater) or 250-672-9773 (Barriere).  Staff contacts include: Terra Leier, IDP Consultant, and Susanne Butcher, Early Childhood Development Programs Manager.

The 2017 Outcome Measurement Reports for our programs are available for you to down load and read. Click here for IDP Outcome Measurement Report

          Terra Leier

This program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.