Aboriginal Supported Child Development


About the program

We believe that, through inclusion in publicly available preschool and daycare, children with developmental disabilities can earn a full range of skills and actively participate in home and community life.


Who we serve

ASCD supports children or youth from 0-18 years old experiencing developmental delays, including speech and language delays, fine motor delays, gross motor delays, cognitive delays, social, emotional, and behavioural delays.

Funding for ASCD is provided by the Ministry of Children and Family Services, and all services are provided free of charge.


How we can support you

  • Receiving support in developing their skills
  • One-on-one support throughout their early childhood, when needed
  • Timely developmental screening assessments, when applicable


Referral Process

>  Our referral form can be accessed by clicking here , or alternatively through the CSFS Vanderhoof office.  

>  Children with special needs living in Takla, Yekooche, Stellaquo, Saik'uz, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof and Nahleh Whut'en are eligible for services. Children without diagnosis are also welcome to receive supports.

>  Any family or care providers who are concerned that a child has a developmental delay in any domain may refer children to the ASCD program.  

>  Referrals from professionals must have parental consent.


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm.  Our services schedule is determined based on client need and availability, and may change on a week to week basis.  


We want to hear from you

Office location

240 West Stewart Street
Vanderhoof, BC
V0J 3A0


Rachel Malcolm – Early Years Manager
Cell: 778-916-4251

Toll Free: 1-866-567-2333
Email: rmalcolm@csfs.org 


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