The Supported Child Development Program assists families who have children with extra support needs (birth to twelve years) to access community-based child care settings.
We offer the following services:
- Service coordination and individual planning with families and team members to promote and optimize the child’s development.
- Completing formal and informal assessments to determine level of support.
- Consultation and training for childcare providers and parents.
- Providing additional staffing supports when needed.
- Providing resources such as books, toys, specialized equipment and visual aids.
- Working collaboratively with other services such as therapists or specialists.
The SCDP program is funded through the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Participation is voluntary and free of charge.
Referrals can be made by parents or by other community professionals (with parental consent).
Participation in community child care centres will help children with extra support needs develop friendships and gain skills that they will be able to use throughout their lives.
Alternate Service Providers
In Mission, the Supported Child Development is provided for children (birth – 18 years) by the Mission Association for Community Living. For more information, contact Heather Wood by telephone at 604.826.9080 ext.231. Visit www.macl.bc.ca
In Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Mission, the Sto:lo nation provides Supported Child Development for Aboriginal children. For more information, contact Gail Point-Bisaillon at 604.824.3200 ext. 3246.
In Fraser Cascades, the Seabird Island Child Development Program provides Supported Child Development for Aboriginal children. For more information, contact Catherine Trotzuk at 604.796.2177.
Find Out More
To learn more about how this program can help your child, please contact Kiran Sidhu by telephone at 604.824.8760 (toll-free 877.820.8760) ext. 245 or by email at