Greenstone Infant and Child Development Program

ABOUT US:

The Greenstone Infant and Child Development Program is part of a range of healthy child development programs in Ontario that seek to enhance the growth and development of children, birth to school entry, including those with a developmental disability and/or at risk of developmental delay.  We partner with families to provide support, information and early intervention services.

 

OUR SERVICE:

The foundational approach of the program is to provide family-centred services in the early years of a child’s development, primarily in the home: i.e., working with children and their parents/caregivers where they have routines in their daily environment.  The Infant and Child Development Worker supports children and their families to identify and plan developmental goals, and work with children to help them achieve those goals.   Additionally, we provide coaching, consultation and support to parents/caregivers in other ways such as helping them access and coordinate with other relevant community services, where appropriate. 

We recognize that the family is the major support and influence in a child’s life.  To help achieve meaningful outcomes, we work with the family/caregivers to support their active involvement in all services.  The ICDP Worker will:

   provide an integrated approach to child development and family-centred services that is parent/caregiver-led and responsive to parent/caregiver strengths, competencies and priorities;

   provide the greatest opportunity for optimal development of the child and family by working with other community services and agencies;

   provide services within the child’s daily environment and build upon the family’s usual routines.

 

HOW TO REFER:

Please Contact the Infant and Child Development Worker

Theresa Nelson

(807) 853-0010

theresa.nelson@greenstone.ca

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

Ontario Association of Infant/Child Development

https://www.oaicd.ca/

Can Child

https://www.canchild.ca/

Ministry of Child, Community and Social Services

http://www.children.gov.on.ca/