CKL Programs

Infant & Child Development

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Infant and Child Development is a Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services funded program offered by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes. This program is both voluntary and confidential, and is provided at no cost.

Infant and Child Development Brochure


Infant and Child Development is a family centered program that provides support for infants and children from birth to school entry and their families. The Infant and Child Development Program is available to all families living in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Any parent, caregiver, doctor, public health nurse, community agency or concerned individual can make a referral with proper consent.

Purpose: Home-based Program

  • Provide in-home supports to families with children from birth to school entry who are potentially at risk of developmental delay through a routines-based service model.
  • Build a strong rapport with families to ensure consistent and continued program engagement.
  • Complete age appropriate screening tools to identify children that require further investigation and/or referrals beyond Infant Child Development Program supports.
  • Inform and educate families regarding community partners available to provide additional supports.
  • Support families through a referral process, attend appointments and maintain open communication with community partners, therapists and medical practitioners.
  • Establish collaborative working partnerships with community agencies that provide services to families with children from birth to school entry.
  • Participate in public awareness and parent education initiative that support children from birth to school entry.


To make a referral to the Infant and Child Development Program, simply call, email, fax, or complete the ICDP referral to the contact information listed below.

Contact Info:

Infant & Child Development Program
BGC Kawarthas
107 Lindsay Street South
Lindsay, Ontario   K9V 2M5
Fax 705-878-8605

Kareem Burgess
Phone 705-324-4493, ext 212

Maddie Tucker
Phone 705-324-4493, ext 213

What's Next?

An Infant and Child Development consultant will contact you and arrange a home visit to meet you. A simple discussion about your child’s development will help you to identify early goals. Through a family centered routines-based service model, the program will focus on building the capacity of the parent/caregiver to nurture and enhance the child's well-being and development. The focus is on developing motor, language, social and problem solving skills. Children may be followed by Infant and Child Development from birth until school entry. At that time, discussions around the need for ongoing supports will take place.

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