We give children and youth the tools for individual success, help families and caregivers better understand their child and youth’s growth and development, and help build communities’ capacity to welcome and include all children.
The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre provides services that enhance the quality of life for children and youth with diverse abilities and their families throughout the Fraser Valley region, including Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, and Fraser Cascades.
We acknowledge that we provide our services on the traditional, ancestral and unceded land of the Stó:lō and Nlaka’pamux peoples.
Who we help
We accept referrals for children or youth:
- Who have both short term and long-term needs.
- Who have delays in communication, fine motor, and/or gross motor skill development (small and large movements, daily living skills, walking, crawling, talking, eating).
- Who are at risk of developing delays; these include children born prematurely or who had prenatal exposure.
- Who have identified diagnosis such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism.
- Who are under 5 and have behavior and/or social emotional concerns (social and emotional regulation).
- Who have difficulty participating in home, community, childcare, or pre-school settings.
We encourage you to refer a child or youth who has developmental concerns to our Centre, with or without a diagnosis. We also accept referrals from your family doctor, pediatrician, health nurse and caregiver (with permission from the child or youth’s guardian). FVCDC receives provincial funding, therefore, services are free and are also accessible through designated interpreters.
You can make a referral by completing our online referral form or contacting us.
What to Expect
Our highly skilled and well-educated professionals collaborate with you to provide services in a unique mix of in home and Centre visits, virtual visits, clinics, groups, individual consultation and therapy, outreach education and training, as well as specialized programs depending on each child and youth’s needs.