Early Childhood Intervention Program
West Central Childhood Intervention Program:
The West Central Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP) works with children, birth to 6 years of age, who are experiencing a developmental delay. This delay can be in a variety of areas including walking, talking, playing, or interacting socially with others. The child may also be born with a condition or diagnosis that makes it more difficult to develop their skills at a rate that is typical for their age group. We can also monitor a child’s skill development if they had a premature birth.
We help families link to (or transition to) other services and professionals in the area including Heartland Health staff (Early Childhood Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologist), the Early Learning and Child Care sector, the School Divisions (Pre-Kindergarten, Early Entrance) and the Alvin Buckwold Child Development Centre (occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and psychologists).
We provide our service within the family home or at another location where the family feels comfortable. We utilize a family-focused approach and build trusting relationships with the families to assist them in working toward mutually identified goals for their child.
All families will have the capacity to meet the developmental needs of their children.
Although based in Kindersley, West Central ECIP provides service to a large geographical area in the West Central region including the towns of Macklin, Denzil, Luseland, Kerrobert, Tramping Lake, Scott, Handel, Rosetown, Zealandia, Elrose, Kyle, Eston, Glidden, Eatonia and Alsask.
West Central ECIP is a non-profit, charitable organization that operates under the direction of a Board. This board is made up of parents, past parents and interested community members. Funding comes from the Ministry of Education, donations, and fundraising.