Infant & Child Development

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Infant and Child Development is a Ministry of Children and Youth Services funded program offered by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes. This program is both voluntary and confidential, and is provided at no cost.

Infant and Child Development Brochure

WHO DO WE SERVE?

Infant and Child Development is a family centered program that provides support for infants and children from birth to six years and their families. The Infant and Child Development Program is available to all families living in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Any parent, caregiver, doctor, public health nurse, community agency or concerned individual can make a referral with proper consent.

Purpose: Home-based Program

  • Provide in-home supports to families with children from birth to school entry who are potentially at risk of developmental delay through a routines-based service model.
  • Build a strong rapport with families to ensure consistent and continued program engagement.
  • Complete age appropriate screening tools to identify children that require further investigation and/or referrals beyond Infant Child Development Program supports.
  • Inform and educate families regarding community partners available to provide additional supports.
  • Support families through a referral process, attend appointments and maintain open communication with community partners, therapists and medical practitioners.
  • Establish collaborative working partnerships with community agencies that provide services to families with children from birth to school entry.
  • Participate in public awareness and parent education initiative that support children from birth to school entry.

HOW TO MAKE A REFERRAL?

To make a referral to the Infant and Child Development Program, simply call, email, fax, or complete the ICDP written referral to the contact information listed below.

Contact Info:

Infant & Child Development Program
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes
107 Lindsay Street South
Lindsay, Ontario
K9V 2M5
Phone 705-324-4493, ext 212, ext 213
Fax 705-878-8605
E-mail:  MTucker@bgckl.com

What's Next?

An Infant and Child Development consultant will contact you and arrange a home visit to meet you. A simple discussion about your child’s development will help you to identify early goals. Home visits are play-based, as that is how children learn best. Parents and caregivers are active participants in the planning and visits. The focus is on maturing of motor, language, social, problem solving and self-help skills. Children may be followed by Infant and Child Development up until their 6th birthday. At that time, a discussion around the need for ongoing supports will take place.

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