Infant Development Program

The Sheway Infant Development Program (IDP) is family centered and voluntary. The Sheway consultants are here to provide clients with information, answer questions  around activities that might best meet a child’s and family’s needs. The IDP staff can provide support and referrals in a group setting, at home, or one to one.


Sheway clients may talk to the Infant Development Program Consultants at Sheway:

  • During regular drop-in hours: Monday – Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • By phone: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30 at 604-216-1699

Available Services:
Clients’ participation is voluntary and free of cost.

  • Ages & Stages questionnaires starting at 4 months
  • Gessell Assessments starting between 2-3 months
  • Information on Child Development
  • Safety checks of your baby’s equipment, and can provide safety equipment when available
  • Home visits and activity planning
  • Service coordination
  • Community referrals
  • Outreach and Support
  • Infant equipment and delivery

Parenting Classes
* Every Friday 10:30am-12:00pm
The Sheway IDP Consultants work with the staff from the BC Centre For Ability to host Parenting Classes that provide parents at Sheway with the opportunity to:

  • Learn ways to encourage their child’s development
  • Meet other parents
  • Discuss parenting and child development issues
  • Make the best use of other community resources and activities

The babies get a chance to:

  • Become more independent
  • Discover their abilities
  • Learn new skills

The classes include:

  • Make the Connection
  • You Make the Difference
  • Mother Goose
  • Daily Routines
  • Early Language and Literacy

*For more information and to find a Child Development Program near your, please visit Infants & Children resource page.


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