The Prince George Infant Development Program (IDP) has been in operation since 1979. The Infant Development Program services children from birth to three years of age who are at risk for, or who may have a delay in development. Your participation is voluntary.
What is the Infant Development Program?
- Support to Parents in planning activities that encourage child development
- Assessment to identify specific areas of developmental delay
- Consultants are professionals with special training in early child development, assessment and activities
- Funding is provided by the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) with local sponsorship by non-profit societies in a number of communities throughout BC
- Offered to families at no cost
Why an Infant Development Program?
Usually, a baby from birth to three years develops at a rapid pace. Some babies, however, are slow to reach developmental milestones such as sitting unsupported, playing with toys, walking or talking. With extra help for you and your family, and perhaps a different approach in teaching skills, your baby can be encouraged to learn and may progress more readily. Future physical, social and intellectual development depends largely on your baby’s early experiences with his/her family.
- Children aged birth to three years
- Delayed in one or more skill area
- Children with a diagnosed disability
- At risk for potential delays
- Parents with questions/concerns
- Referred by: Parent, doctor, health nurse, etc.
Participation is voluntary and information shared is confidential.