Infant Development

Serving those families with children ages 0-3 who are at risk of, or who already have, a delay in their development

The Infant Development Program serves those families with children ages 0-3 who are at risk of, or who already have, a delay in their development. This program brings parents, caregivers and professionals together to help children overcome developmental difficulties. This program is “family-centered”. This means that you, as the parent, decide what kind of support you need.

Through the Infant Development Program, parents have access to the following services:

  • If you have concerns about your child’s development, we offer  developmental screening and case coordination. The screening  can take place at your home or at the Golden Family Center.
  • We follow up with home visits to evaluate progress, develop new activities, and provide support.
  • We can make referrals to: Early Intervention Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology
  • Specialized toys, equipment, materials, and parent resource books can be borrowed from our lending library
  • We can assist with the transition to a preschool/ daycare program
  • We periodically offer specialized workshops for parents with children who experience life with unique needs.

Parents and families can contact the Golden Family Center directly, or they may be referred to the program by a Doctor or Paediatrician, Public Health Nurse, Preschool Teacher, or another community professional.

The Infant Development Program (IDP) of British Columbia is a province-wide program. IDP works closely with the Aboriginal Infant Development Program throughout B.C. 


To find out more information or if you are ready to get started, please complete our online intake form to book an information-sharing appointment with one of our intake workers.

Or to ask for an intake appointment, email us at or phone us at 250.344.2000.


Confidentiality is the preservation of private information disclosed during participation in one of the Golden Family Center’s counselling or support programs. With some exceptions (see below), your personal information is kept strictly confidential within our team and will not be shared without your consent.


  1. When information you disclose indicates there is clear and imminent danger to yourself or to others. In this situation, the counsellor or support worker is ethically required to take necessary steps to prevent such danger.
  2. When information you disclose indicates that a child (defined in B.C. as a person under the age of 19) is at risk and is in “need of protection”. The counsellor or support worker is required by law (so is any member of the general public) to inform staff at the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).
  3. For case consultation to ensure the provision of quality services. This occurs within our team at the Golden Family Center only.
  4. When disclosure of your information is for the purpose of complying with a subpoena, warrant or order issued or made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of personal information.
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