North Shore Supported Child Development Program

The Supported Child Development Program (SCD) assists families of children who require additional support to access inclusive child care programs. Working with daycares, preschools, family daycares and out of school care programs, we provide consultation services and extra staffing assistance to ensure inclusive practices for children who have a demonstrated need for extra support.

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The Supported Child Development Program (SCD) assists families of children who require additional support to access inclusive child care programs. Working with daycares, preschools, family daycares and out of school care programs, we provide consultation services and extra staffing assistance to ensure inclusive practices for children who have a demonstrated need for extra support.
SCD provides support for child care staff, families and their children, up to 12 years of age, in licensed daycare, preschool or out of school care programs. Youth, 13 to 19 years of age are considered on an individual basis.

Once a family has been referred to our program and is deemed eligible for services, we are able to provide “child specific’ information and support.

The extra support required might be any of the following:

Information about a child’s specific needs

Occasional or regular visits by the Supported Child Development Consultant to the program

Short term additional program support

Child specific and community based training for families, childcare staff and community professionals.

Ongoing additional program support (extra staffing may be required if the current staff:child ration is not adequate to successfully include a specific child/ren in a program)

Observation services to help determine eligibility for the Supported Child Development Program

Toy Lending Library and resources

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