For children from birth to 3 1/2 years old
Early intervention supports the family in building skills, resources and opportunities for their child’s optimal development. Early Intervention supports the development of strong, healthy families, responds to the family’s needs and priorities, and maximizes the child’s learning opportunities.
Who can we help?
Families with a child from birth to 3 ½ years old who:
- has been diagnosed with a disability
- is experiencing delays in two or more areas of development
The Early Intervention program is a voluntary program designed to provide support to families who have questions or concerns regarding their child’s development.
Once eligibility for the program has been determined, Early Intervention Consultants may:
- Visit with you at our office in St. Albert, your home or at a community playgroup that you are attending with your child. Frequency is determined by need and available resources.
- Use a Developmental Screening tool to help identify areas of strength and areas that could benefit from support.
- Provide information on child development and offer strategies that will support your child’s development.
- Facilitate referrals to other service providers as required.
- Assist in planning for your child’s preschool years.
How to Access Services
Inquires or referrals to the Early Intervention Program may be made by calling (780) 458-7371 and ask to speak with an Early Intervention Consultant. Our office is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.