We believe that the family is the most important influence in a child’s life. Parents and guardians are encouraged and supported in becoming actively involved in planning, decision making, and participating in their child’s intervention plan.
Our primary goals are: to promote healthy child development by identifying children at risk for developmental delays at an early age; and to provide timely, effective, family-centred interventions that will help all children achieve their fullest potential.
This guide was developed to help early intervention therapists offer small group therapy intervention in community settings. It is designed to be printed double-sided and in colour, but please consider the environment first. If you are viewing the document in PDF, the Table of Contents headings are hyperlinked to the appropriate sections. Please feel free to use the templates as a guide to create your own forms for your groups.
March 13, 2020
Dear parents and caregivers,
The health and safety of clients, families and staff are of utmost importance to the board and management of the Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre Society. Given that many of our clients are medically compromised, we are exercising an abundance of caution to ensure their health and safety. As of today, the Board has made the decision and agreed to a motion to cancel home and centre based visits for the duration of the School District spring break March 16 -27. Staff will be working remotely on administrative client related tasks and the Centre will be closed to the public. It is fortunate that spring break is a quieter time for the Centre as many clients and staff are away during this time.
We apologize for the inconvenience and assure that this measure will be temporary. Your child’s therapy appointment will be re-scheduled at a later date. As this is an ever evolving situation, we will do our best to keep you informed of any updates. For current information related to Covid19 – follow this link to one of the latest provincial announcements: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0077-000484.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of RMCDC Society: The board is seeking new members and directors. If you are interested in standing for nomination as a member of the board of directors, please contact Shawn Matthewson at Shawn.Matthewson@rmcdc.com
Serve families of children with confirmed or suspected developmental delays or disorders, until they enter school. Services include occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language pathology and family support services.
Serves children enrolled in a public school in School District #42. Students may receive consultation services for physiotherapy or occupational therapy.
Is a service offered to families to who have a child or children, up to the age of 19, affected or suspected of being affected with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). The program also offer a educational program for parents/caregivers of children 5 – 12 years of age, who have a confirmed diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Allows families to purchase their own respite care. Families who meet the Ministry for Children and Family Development requirements are eligible to receive Respite Program services until their child reaches the age of seven.