Northwest Child Development Centre

Infant Development Program

Consultants work with families with children aged birth to 3 years old. The program helps improve parenting capacity through education and experiential learning which promotes physical, intellectual and social development in young children. 

Aboriginal Infant Development Program

Encourages active family and community participation in specialized programs for infants and children (birth to age three) optimizing early developmental skills. AIDP supports social learning from Elders and the children's family members, demonstrating ways in which traditional knowledge and culture can be combined with research findings to build children's resilience.

Early Intervention Program

Provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech/Language Pathology and Family Keyworker services. The team supports families who are experiencing challenges with learning, attention, communication, speech/language, school-readiness skills (pre-printing), appropriate behaviour, self-help skills (e.g. dressing or feeding), emotional regulation, or motor skills. 

School-Aged Services

Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists provide assessment, consultation, and program recommendations to parents and teachers of children who are experiencing some difficulty in school. Referrals are made by the school district

Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions

The Family Keyworkers provide support for Families with children and youth ages birth-19 years who may have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or other Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions.  They offer guidance through the referral, assessment, diagnostic process and link families to appropriate community service providers.

Program name (alternate):  formerly known as Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre

Address / Contact Info

Northwest Child Development Centre
1471 Columbia Drive Smithers, BCV0J 2N0
Mailing address:
PO Box 995
Smithers, BC
V0J 2N0

Phone Numbers

Phone: (250) 847-4122
Toll-Free: 1-855-947-4122
Fax: (778) 648-2032

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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Service Details

Referral protocolself, physician, specialist, health professional, school personnel
Referral criteriaReferrals can come from parents/guardians, physicians, pediatricians, public health nurses, social workers, child care providers or other community service providers. Referrals are made with the parent/guardian’s knowledge and consent. Participation in BV CDC Services is voluntary.
Age ranges servedchild 0-12, youth 13-19
Languages spokenEnglish

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This program was last updated on: 13 Apr 2022.