Infant & Child Development (AIDP)

This program is open to parents with children between the ages of 0-6 years. It is a voluntary, family centered, culturally sensitive program which offers support for Aboriginal families and children who are at risk for or have a developmental delay, language delay and/or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, and provides consultation for establishing new programs on and off reserve.

What does AIDP offer?

To increase the awareness of children’s cultural, spiritual, cognitive, physical, emotional and social development
Raising parental awareness of healthy infant development
Raising nutritional awareness
Development of pre-literacy skills
Creative arts and free play activities
Healthy snacks
Social interaction with other children and families
Development assessment and referrals to other health services

Who can attend AIDP?

Open to 24 families
Open to families with children between the ages of 0-6 years

Where is AIDP held?

Family Resource Room at NENAS

When is AIDP held?
Program delivered year round on an ongoing, daily basis
More information:

Voluntary; family centered; culturally sensitive
Offers support for Aboriginal families and children who are at risk for or have a development delay, language delay and/or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder
Provides consultation for new established programs on and off reserve

The Lending Library
What does the Lending Library offer?

Books on parental care, potty training, child abuse, brain games for baby, children exposed to violence, losing a parent, etc.
Children’s movies and DVD’s on father involvement and parental care
Resources for FASD, separation anxiety, health, nutrition, diabetes, autism, etc.

Who can use the library?

Families who are registered with the AIDP program
Other agencies and professionals can borrow these items as well

The library is located in the Family Resource Room at NENAS and is accesable Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Father Involvement Program
What does the Father Involvement Program offer?

Promotes positive father-child relationships
Emphasizes the unique contribution of fathers in the lives of their children
Encourages fathers to explore their own values and culture that will enhance their children’s development
Encourages parent-child relationships that can lead to lifelong achievement in children
Play group sessions that include creative arts, storytelling, drumming, free play, and social interaction with children and their fathers
Provides nutiritional snacks

The voluntary program is for fathers of children from birth to six years of age and is held in the Family Resource Room at NENAS. The program is held two evenings a month throughout the year, based on schedules. Check with our office for the current schedule.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration is required
Funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development