We care for a child's growth and development. We believe that early identification and early intervention are key to giving each child their best future. Our goal is to reach more children with developmental needs earlier in their life and support their families on their journey.
We provide early intervention, school age and specialized services that are community-based, accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of children at all stages of their development. Services are delivered in a culture of excellence, diversity, and respect, with a focus on innovation, quality, stability, and positive outcomes for each child, their families, our staff and our community.
We are "Helping Kids Shine".
If you have questions about your child's development, you can make a referral to the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. We also accept referrals from your family doctor, pediatrician, health nurse, and caregivers (with permission from the child's guardian). Participation in our programs is voluntary and we are a free service.
We can be contacted Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm at the following locations:
Abbotsford: 604-852-2686 Chilliwack: 604-824-8760 Mission: 604-820-9536
Do you have questions about your child's development? We have a family centered approach, you can trust that we can help.
As a professional working with children you may have questions about their development. We are here to support you.
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"I would just like to say what a gift everyone at the FVCDC has been to my family. It scares me to think about where my son would be without all the help we have received. The progress my son has made in a short time is amazing. I have gained so much wisdom in how to help him and to better understand his needs. He is a very special little boy and knowing that he has such great people working with him, who I believe genuinely care about him, really helps me sleep at night. I can't put into words what FVCD means to me" - Anonymous Parent Feedback, Family Survey 2012
"Staff members have a diversity of expertise and experience and are dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life for clients. They have developed strong relationships with members, funders, referral sources and community members. They are recognised for their caring, compassion, dedication, and knowledge, which is evident from their delivery of services and feedback from stakeholders. Advocacy on behalf of staff is one of the factors to the success of this program" - CARF Accreditation surveyors, 2010.
"I recently completed an eight week praticum with a speech and language pathologist at FVCDC. On my first day, I was overwhelmed by how competent everyone was. My supervisor was there to guide me, and I learned immeasurable amounts in the weeks I worked there. Withour the incredible support, knowledge, and guidance of the staff at FVCDC, I would never be the clinician I am today" - Camille Traverse, 2007