Infant Development Program - West Kootenay

Services are for children from birth to 3 years who live in the West Kootenay region (Greater Trail, Salmo, Castlegar, Slocan Valley, Nakusp, Kaslo, Nelson) 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.

Through home visiting, Infant Development Consultants provide:

  • Information on typical and atypical child development
  • Developmental screenings and assessments
  • Information on community resources 
  • Coordination of services with other community partners/service providers
  • Prevention of plagiocephaly, sleep hygiene, prematurity, disability 
  • Circle of Security Parenting Series
  • Infant Massage
  • Support in learning more about your child’s growth, development and behavior between birth and three years

During the COVID-19 pandemic the program will be adapted to ‘virtual communication and support” with limited face to face support.

NOTE: For information about the Aboriginal Infant Development Program click here


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: (778) 460-5097
Fax: (250) 365-5792

Service Details

Geographic areas served:

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on: 06 Jan 2021.