Infant Development Program - West Kootenay

Services are for children from birth to 3 years who live in the West Kootenay region and are at risk for developmental delay or have a delay or disability.

Infant Development Consultants provide family-centered service that is parent-led and responsive to family strengths and priorities and usually takes place in the child's home. With the family's consent, the consultant may work with other professionals in the community to provide necessary services for the child and parents.

Referrals may come from any source, including parent, physician, public health nurse or community professional. A referral form is posted on the website.

Participation is voluntary and free of charge.

Services include:

  • Home Visits
  • Informal and formal child development assessment
  • Information to enhance parenting skills
  • Information on typical and atypical child growth and development
  • SupportĀ  to promote secure attachment relationships
  • Information on parent to parent support and community resources and supports
  • Coordination of services or supporting a family member in this role
  • Community education to promote the benefits of early developmental screening
  • Parent/child programs
  • Toy and resource lending library (books, videos, CD's)

Address / Contact Info

Kootenay Family Place (KFP)
767 11th Avenue Castlegar, BCV1N 1J7
Mailing address:
Kootenay Family Place
Box 3144
Castlegar, BC
V1N 3H4

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 365-5616 ext 223
Toll-free : 1-888-644-5616
Fax : (250) 365-5792

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on 17 Feb 2017.