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Infant and Child Development Program

Infant and Child Development is a family-centred program designed to assist infants and children from birth to 5 years of age who have an established, biological or psychosocial risk of developmental delay, to attain an optimal level of development.

Babies start learning about their world at birth by looking, hearing, tasting, touching, smelling and moving. This learning generally follows a predictable path and new abilities are acquired in about the same order for most children. For those infants whose developmental progress may be at risk, program staff provide parents with the information they need to help their child learn to his or her potential. During regular home visits, play-based activities that will promote physical, intellectual and social/emotional learning are recommended.

Referrals are accepted from families, service agencies, physicians, etc. with the consent of the parent or guardian. Infant and Child Development services is available to families and children residing in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

The Infant and Child Development Program is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children & Youth Services.

For further information please contact C.S.B.D. at 613-966-7413.


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