Infant Development

What is the Infant Development Program (IDP)?

The infant development program provides services for children from birth to three years who are at risk for, or have developmental delays. We use a home based and family centered approach to provide individualized services for every family.

How Does IDP support your family?

The infant development consultants and other professionals work together to provide parents with tools and support to encourage their child’s development. Our family centered program allows us to focus on families’ strengths and needs to help your child learn new skills, become more independent and to encourage positive parent-child interactions.


Additionally, through the infant development program caregivers will be able to meet other parents, discuss parenting issues and get connected with resources outside of NONA.

Let’s Play
Let’s play is a playgroup for two year olds providing a new and positive environment away from their home and caregivers. We place emphasis on positive interaction between children. This group provides the opportunity to learn and practice gentle separation from primary caregivers. Children who are currently involved with NONA are given first priority.

Connections is our parent-tot drop in group where the coffee is always on! This group allows NONA families to informally connect, play and share with other families. Connections is jointly facilitated by the infant development program and supported child development.


If you have concerns about your infant or toddler’s development please complete our referral form. Click here to access the form. Doctors, community health nurses and other professionals, can also make referrals to this program The Infant Development Program is voluntary and free of charge.


Laurie Russell
Infant Development Program Supervisor
250-549-1281 ext. 216