Exploring Your Child's Potential, and Strengthening Families.

Through family partnerships we provide early intervention services, childhood education and individualized programs to enrich the lives of children and youth.

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How can we help?

Our programs and services will support your child’s healthy growth and development. In partnership with parents / caregivers our services will provide guidance to assist children to reach their maximum potential in all areas of development. Our programs provide direct in person intervention, resources, practical and effective strategies and support community and provincial referrals.

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Not sure?

Our Family Navigator is here to help you find the programs, services and supports that are right for your family. Don't hesitate to get in touch!

What does it cost?

Families receive support and intervention programs at no cost.

The Centre is funded through Ministry of Children and Family (MCFD), Community Living BC (CLBC), Province of BC Gaming funds, local businesses and individual donations.

Do I need a referral?

We accept referrals from:

  • Parents (you know your child best)
  • Public Health
  • Doctors
  • Other Service Providers

Programs & Services - Early Years Intervention

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Infant Development Program (IDP)

IDP supports families of children from birth to 3 years of age who have been identified with developmental delays or are at risk for developmental delays.

Occupational Therapy (OT)

The role of the Occupational Therapist is to help children from birth to school entry age develop skills in the areas of self-care, productivity and play.

Physiotherapy (PT)

The main goal of the Physiotherapist is to encourage development of gross motor skills in children from birth to school entry age.

Speech and Language Pathology (SLP)

The Speech and Language Pathologist helps children develop language skills in order to express themselves clearly, be understood, and understand others.

Supported Child Development (SCDP)

The Supported Child Development Program serves children from birth to age 19 with developmental delays or disabilities requiring extra support.

Building Blocks Program

The Building Blocks program is designed to increase families' capacity to provide safe, nurturing environments for their children.

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Programs & Services - Parenting Support

Family Navigator

The goal of Family Navigator is to quickly connect families to available local services and provide guidance on how to reach the right supports.

Family Education

Family Education assists parents in building capacity to address their child’s behaviors and developmental needs in preparation for school.

Young Parent Program

This program has a wide range to fit each individual situation; Parenting support, counselling services, liaising with community resources.

Other Programs & Services

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Preschool

Our preschool is designed to help prepare children for a successful entry into kindergarten. Our curriculum emphasizes learning through play using real-life experiences, which research supports as helping develop pre-reading and writing skills.

Children and Youth with Diverse Needs

Children and Youth with Diverse Needs is a collection of programs available for children and youth from birth to the age of 19 years. The programs include: Respite Program, Life Skills Program, and Summer Camp.

Drop-In Playgroups!

Ages 0-5 Years: Every Thursday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Ages 0-1 Years: Every Monday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A chance for children and parents to make connections and friendships. Free of charge. Parent participation is required. At the SPCDC.

 

Community Resource Guide

Our LOCAL Community Resource Guide is a wealth of great information on child and family organizations and resources in Dawson Creek and area, click below to view!

Early Childhood Development

Dawson Creek and Area Resource Guide

Thank You

Thank you to the following businesses/organizations who have generous donated to the SPCDC in the past year.

Vermilion Energy
AltaGas
AV Tech Heating & Service
Province of British Columbia

Community Gaming Grants