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COVID-19 Notice

The wellbeing of children, families and our staff is always our top priority. Many of the children we support have underlying health conditions that may make them more susceptible to complications of a COVID-19 infection. In response to the pandemic, the Child Development Centre (CDC) has been adapting services to address the developmental needs of children in a way that respects their health vulnerabilities, while safeguarding our staff and the families we support.

The CDC has restarted the provision of face-to-face therapy services (when appropriate) to augment our ongoing video and telephone-based supports. We are taking substantial precautions for our centre-based supports, including the following:

  • having families wait in their vehicles until their therapists can take them to their treatment area
  • enforcing physical/social distancing recommendations,
  • limiting the number of staff members in the building,
  • sanitizing treatment areas after each visit,
  • limiting the number of people allowed in therapy sessions,
  • the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), as needed, and
  • other precautions, as appropriate.

Some of our Supported Child Development (SCD) staff are also back supporting children in community childcare programs. SCD is using the School District 57’s COVID Response Plan as a recommendation and we are working closely with child care programs to ensure that they meet WorkSafeBC and SCD/CDC policies and protocols to ensure safety of staff, children and families.

We encourage families to follow the social distancing recommendations and all advice provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control and Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry.

The Child Development Centre

Helping the region's children for over 50 years!

The Child Development Centre (CDC) is one of the largest and longest serving child development charities in the province (CRA reg. #118848696RR0001). We help over a thousand children with special needs and developmental delays per year in Prince George and surrounding communities prepare for greater success when they enter school and beyond. We assist children with their social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and communication skills.

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High Quality Services

The CDC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This signifies that we have met or exceeded internationally recognized standards of quality as well as recognizing our commitment to continuous quality improvement.

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We are committed to maintaining the privacy of children and families that utilize our services. Our Privacy Policy Statement is available here.

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Accessing our Servcies:

Anyone can refer a child to the Centre with the child's parent/legal guardian's consent. To start the process, download our Request for Service form from one of the following links, then bring the completed forms to the CDC:

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Introduction to the CDC:

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Visiting the CDC:

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