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Infant Development Program
Overview

Babies are such a nice way to start people. Don Herold

All babies develop in their own unique way. They do not all learn how to crawl, walk or talk at the same time. If you are concerned about your child’s development, the Golden Infant Development Program can help.

Is this service for you?

The Infant Development Program serves children from birth to three years old, who are at risk for, or who already have, a developmental delay(s) or who have a diagnosed disability or medical condition. Our program is “family-centered”. This means that you, the parent, decide on what kind of support you need.

How we can help

Through the Infant Development Program, we can provide you with the following services:

  • If you are concerned about your child’s development, we offer a developmental assessment for your child and written follow-up. The assessments can take place at your home or at the Family Center.
  • We follow-up with home visits to evaluate progress, develop new activities, and support you as parents
  • We offer Group Programs with child and parent participation:
    • Parent and Tot (this group is open to all toddlers and parents)
    • Special Olympics – Active Start
  • We can make referrals to: Early Intervention Therapy; Physiotherapy; Occupational Therapy; Speech and Language Pathology
  • You can borrow specialized toys and parent resource books through our lending library
  • We can assist you and your child as you are making the transition to a preschool/ daycare program
  • We offer service coordination and a collaborative, team-based approach
  • From time to time we offer specialized parent workshops for parent with special needs kids

Referral:

As a parent, you can get in touch with the Golden Infant Development Program by contacting the Golden Family Center, or by emailing Rhonda, the IDP consultant, directly: rhonda.s [at] goldenfamilycenter [dot] bc [dot] carhonda.s{at}goldenfamilycenter{.}bc{.}ca

You may also be referred by:

  • Doctor or Pediatrician
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Other community professional

Attachment Theory

The insights of Attachment Theory lie at the foundation of all our counselling and support services. Attachment Theory describes the dynamics of long-term relationships between humans. For more information, please visit our Attachment page.

Infant Development supports the family as the most crucial source of learning, of emotional support, and of developmental encouragement available to the child
 


The Infant Development Program (IDP) of B.C. is a province-wide program. IDP works closely with the Aboriginal Infant Development Program throughout B.C. The Golden Family Center Society receives funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) to deliver the Infant Development Program.