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WHAT IS SUPPORTED CHILD DEVELOPMENT?
Supported Child Development (SCDP) is a community-based program that assists families of children with extra support needs to access inclusive child care that meets family needs. The program is intended to serve children from birth to 12, with services for youth 13 – 19 years available in some communities.
SCDP provides the following services to support children, families, and child care providers:
SCDP operates under the principles of inclusion and family centred practice. SCDP uses a multi-disciplinary team approach. Parents may self-refer, or with parent consent, referrals may come from other service providers. The service is voluntary and free of charge.
SUPPORTED CHILD DEVELOPMENT is a provincially supported program that reflects & supports the philosophy of inclusion. Supported Child Development is based on the following principles: