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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 of Prince George and District helps children overcome unique challenges. At this critical stage in their development, we can offer specialized services that lead to greater independence and more freedom to determine their own future. These services are provided at no cost, funded under an operating grant from the Government of British Columbia, supplemented by donations, gifts and sponsorships. A network of professionals, parents, volunteers and supporters contributes to every success we achieve. We are a community of caring individuals and organizations, and we invite you to join us. If you need our help, please reach out. If you would like to help, please contact us. Together, we can change children’s lives, and enrich our own.
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Parents can refer their child to the Centre themselves, and anyone can refer a child with the consent of the parent or legal guardian. Click on the link above for more information.
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Volunteers, donors and sponsors make everyday miracles possible. Click on the link above to learn all the ways you can join our community of caring.
a standard of excellence
Our services and organization are regularly evaluated by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The Commission ensures that facilities such as ours meet international quality standards and maintain a commitment to continuous improvement.
50 years of service to children and families
Kind Words From Our CDC Families
I feel very lucky that CDC accepted our daughter early and that we have a care aide. Without this she would not have been able to go to school.
The CDC’s staff are amazing and are invaluable to my son’s development!
Everyone at the CDC is so supportive and you can tell everyone loves their job. Thanks everyone!
Our years with the CDC for both our daughters have been an exceptionally positive experience for our whole family.
A public health nurse referred us to the Child Development Centre. At first, we were apprehensive as to what was happening to our child. Our fears were soon laid to rest, as we found the therapists and staff to be supportive and encouraging. Never was anyone judgemental or unfriendly in any way. Every resource available was made accessible to our child and everyone worked as a team to help her. They have been with us through the hard times, and celebrated each and every accomplishment along the way. We will be leaving the CDC this year as our daughter enters Kindergarten. We are sad to be going, but are grateful for the support and encouragement of the last four years. The wealth of knowledge we received from everyone at the CDC has built a great foundation for us to continue building upon. We will treasure the memories forever.
In a time of absolute frustration The CDC was there for me to provide understanding, information, caring thoughts and ideas. For my son it has brought him a whole new world. It has opened his eyes to the things around him. Our lives have been changed dramatically. I can’t thank all the wonderful teachers and staff for their kindness and consideration. Without them, we, as a family, would be lost.
The CDC is a place to build self esteem & self confidence in children. An organization that works closely one on one with special needs children. It is a place where parents can depend on support from staff & other parents (maybe with similar needs). I have personal experiences with watching the tremendous development in children who have been involved with the CDC. Way to Go!
The CDC was there when I desperately needed someone to turn to. They have continued to be there for 19 years. Though they have never dealt with our situation before they opened their doors and minds and we all worked together for the HUGE benefit of my son and our family. They have been very positive throughout his life and inventive and encouraging and all with a great sense of pride and humour. They are an amazing team and we all benefit in PG for their contribution to our community and to society. Way to go! Keep up the great work! ~ Sandra
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Acknowledgement to the Lheidli T'Enneh First Nation
We are grateful to work and provide services on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lheildi T’enneh First Nation and Dakelh speaking peoples.