Supported Child Development
The Seabird Island Supported Child Development program provides services to Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal children who require extra support due to physical, social, intellectual, emotional and developmental challenges.
The Seabird Supported Child Development program is provided to children who meet eligibility requirements for extra support. Support may be provided in childcare settings or in special circumstances, in the child’s own home.
Services will be provided to children regardless of residency on or off reserve. Our services are always provided with parents being recognized as the child’s most important teacher. All of our programs are family-centered. This means that you, the parents, decide the type and amount of support you want for your child.
The SSCDP recognizes the importance of community and the significance of language and culture in the care of a child.
Support may be provided to children aged 0-19 years of age with priority in the following order: 0-6 years of age, 7-12 years of age, young adults ages 13-19 will be individually assessed.
Am I eligible?
If you have a child that requires additional support needs to be included in a childcare setting that is non-Aboriginal or Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) with or without status and are living on or off-reserve between Chehalis and Boothroyd you are eligible for this service.
- No diagnosis is required to receive services.
- Ministry and Xyolhemeylh files are not required.
- Your child must be in a centre (such as preschool, daycare, and out of school care).
How can I access this service?
For more information about Supported Child Development contact:
Support Our Work
This service and all Seabird Island Band led services welcome donations.
Every donation makes an impact: every dollar helps. All funds donated will go directly to the service and programs of the Seabird Island Band.
Your donation will help First Nations families and support our goals to:
- Improve the health, living standards, and wellbeing of First Nations families,
- Create educational opportunities for First Nations people of all ages and education levels,
- Confront social and economical challenges First Nations people are faced with.