Aboriginal Infant Development
We work with families who have children aged 0 to 6 years old to support parents. We offer home visits, referrals to outside professionals when necessary, lending library, toy lending, car seat loan program, proper installation of car seats, developmental assessments. Workshops we are planning are: swimming with babies/families, shopping on a budget, and baby food preparation. The Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn Aboriginal Infant Development Program (AIDP) culturally relevant community supports and services to families of children 0-3 years of age, both on or off reserves who have or are at risk of developmental delays. The AIDP believes that "children come first in all that we do" and that each child deserves to be acknowledged and cherished for the qualities that make him/her unique in order to optimize and accomplish developmental milestones. Through traditional teachings, respecting families, offering teaching tools and strategies and early childhood interventions, we will support and build family health and wellness by developing an individualized program that acknowledges and cherishes each child's developmental needs.
The AIDP receives referrals from many different sources such as family doctors, hospitals, family members and other professionals in the community. Families can self refer and this can be done by contracting Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn Teaching Centre Society.