Serving the Halifax Regional Municipality since 1985, the Progress Centre for Early Intervention is a non-profit Resource and Community Outreach Program for Infants and Young Children with Developmental Delays.
Where is the Progress Centre for Early Intervention?
The Progress Centre is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia at 3530 Novalea Drive, near the corner of Duffus Street and Novalea Drive. Drop by for a tour: we love to have visitors. A quick call ahead at 902-423-2686 insures you have someone to greet you and show you around the Centre.
Do you charge for your services?
The Progress Centre receives financial support from the Province of Nova Scotia, the Halifax Branch of the Canadian Progress Club and through donations from individuals and community groups. It's a non-profit, charitable organization and no fees are required from families.
How can the Progress Centre for Early Intervention help your child?
- Home visit program
- Consultation to child care programs, family day care homes, recreation options
- Support for families
- Parent to parent connections
- Information sharing
- A variety of centre based programs such as Preschool Playgroups and Parent & Tot
- Assistance with transitions to child care and to school
- Referrals to relevant services
- Parent discussion groups/support groups
What can you do if you think your child has delays?
You can contact the Progress Centre for more information and to see if an initial home visit or meeting at the Centre may be helpful in determining if we are the right match for your family and child. You can contact your family physician or pediatrician about your concerns.
Are you the only early intervention program in Nova Scotia?
At the present time, there are 18 Early Intervention programs operating in Nova Scotia providing services to over 500 children and their families. The provincial contact for all early intervention programs can be reached at the Department of Community Services, Province of Nova Scotia.
The Early Intervention Association of Nova Scotia (EINS) is the representative body for Early Intervention programs, staff, board members, families and individuals interested in Early Intervention services, and can be contacted at 14 Court Street, Suite 200, Unit 129, Truro, NS, B2N 3H7 or visit www.earlyintervention.net
The Early Interventionists Association of Nova Scotia (ECIANS) is the professional association for Early Interventionists in the province. Founded in 2006, this association promotes the professional development of Early Intervention staff and supports the growth and standardization of the profession. For more information visit www.ecians.ca.