Infant & Child Development

Infant and Child Development Program (ICDP) is a Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services  funded program offered by BGC Kawarthas.  Any parent, caregiver, doctor, public health nurse, community agency or concerned individual can make a referral with proper consent. This program is both voluntary and confidential, and is provided at no cost. 

Who Is Elgibible?

ICDP is a family-centered program that provides support for families with infants and children from birth to school entry who need assistance in achieving developmental milestones. ICDP is available to all families living in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

What is the Purpose of ICDP?

 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. 
Referral & Process

To make a referral to the Infant and Child Development Program, complete the referral form and email: 

ICDP Referral Form

An ICDP 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. 


Contact Us

ICDP Support Workers:

Maddie Tucker
705-324-4493 x 213

Kareem Burgess
705-324-4493 x 212



Supported by the
Government of Ontario
Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services