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indigenous/ABORIGINAL INFANT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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RESPONSIVE APPROACH 

Our Aboriginal Infant Development Consultants provide AIDP services to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit families with infants/children who are at risk, or have developmental delays, to reach their full potential, through a strengths-based, holistic and culturally responsive approach.

 

There is a focus on the health, intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of children from birth to five years residing in Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge or as requested from Katzie First Nation members.    

AIDP PROGRAM IS FOR FAMILIES WHO:

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Have or are caring for an Indigenous child, age 0 to 5 years and have general questions regarding their child’s growth and development

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First Nation, Metis, and Inuit children in foster care

3.

Have or are caring for an Indigenous child who is at risk for or has a developmental delay

4.

Have or are caring for an Indigenous child who resides in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge

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SERVICES

  • Home visits with one to one support

  • Activity planning

  • Provide developmental and family needs assessments

  • Offer toy and library lending kits

  • Provide families with information on ages, stages, and delays

  • Answer questions regarding parenting and general development

  • Connect families to community resources and other programs

  • Provide cultural information and resources

 

Self-referrals accepted

indigenous/aboriginal infant development 
staff

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kassidy 

dixon

Indigenous/Aboriginal Infant Development Consultant

 

 

Kassidy was raised in Coquitlam/Burnaby BC and currently resides in Maple Ridge BC. Kassidy’s heritage is Metis, Irish, and English. Kassidy obtained her certification in Early Childhood Education in 2013 and in 2017 she obtained her ECE Diploma, specializing in special needs education. Kassidy has been working with infants and toddlers of all abilities since 2013. Kassidy has a passion for working with children and is very excited to bring that passion into her career as an Aboriginal/Indigenous Infant Development Consultant. Fun Fact about Kassidy: She is a photographer, and an avid hiker!  

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PAM
KAUSHIK

Indigenous/Aboriginal Infant Development Consultant

 

 

Hi! My name is Pam, and I am a mother of 2 beautiful daughters. I was raised in Abbotsford. I have more than 15 years of experience in teaching and out of which 8 years I worked as a Daycare Manager. I love spending time with children teaching them and learning from them.  I am pleased to work with Fraser River Indigenous Society providing support and resources to all Indigenous people in the community as well as learning from them about their rich culture. Indigenous culture and traditions have always fascinated me and I strive to learn more and look forward to building connections with the families in our community. Fun fact: - I am also a make up artist and love cooking in my free time.

AVISHA
HENRY

Indigenous/Aboriginal Infant Development Consultant

 

 

Avisha was born in Vancouver but raised on the small Caribbean Island of Antigua, she has strong Afro-Caribbean roots. Avisha obtained her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and Care from Capilano University in 2018. Prior to the completion of her bachelor’s degree Avisha worked on the floor in the childcare field for 8 years. In 2019 she moved on to work as a Consultant and in home support worker for various agencies. She has a passion for working with children and their families. Avisha is most excited to work with the Indigenous families in the Ridge Meadows community and learning their cultures and building relationships.  Fun Fact: Avisha is a huge Formula 1 fan and never misses a race weekend.

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contact

For more Information:

You can download our Referral Form, fill it out and fax it to us at (604) 458-0155 or email to Early Years Program Manager E: eymanager@frisociety.ca  Any questions please call or email our Early Years Program Manager P: (604) 458-0151

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