Infant and Child Development Services

Most babies and young children grow and develop normally with loving attention, healthy eating, and time for play. Unfortunately due to a number of reasons, some babies will not.

Infant Child and Development Services is a program that helps families and children from birth to two year of age, who may be developing more slowing than expected, or are at risk of doing so due to medical or birth issues.

A staff member will work with you and your family to:

  • Assess your child's development
  • Design activities to enhance your child's skills, such as tummy time moves
  • Link you to community services and resources that will help your family
  • Support you in setting goals for your child

Family participation is an important part of this program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Children who may be developing more slowly than expected
  • Birth or medical problems
  • Genetic disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Hearing and / or visual impairments
  • Multiple births, such as twins, triplets
  • Children must be under two years of age

To learn more about Infant and Child Development Services, contact Niagara Parents.


Referrals can be made to Infant and Child Development Services by pediatricians, family physicians, public health nurses, social services and community agencies.

Parents must be aware of referrals made to this program.

Funding Partner

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