What is Aboriginal Supported Child Development?
Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) is a provincial program, funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that is designed to specifically meet the needs of children with special needs. ASCD recognizes that inclusion and providing early intervention and support in child care settings during the early stages of development is important.
Purpose of Aboriginal Supported Child Development
To enable children who require extra support to be included in child care settings and communities. Such inclusion allows children to participate in settings that will support their development along with their peers. Having a child care setting where children can get the support they need to be included, allows them to grow and learn in a safe and nurturing environment.
Who is Eligible ?
Aboriginal children should meet all of the following criteria:
1. They are between birth to 12 years of age.
2. The child has a delay or disability in one of four areas: physical, cognitive, communicative, emotional behavior.
3. They require additional support in a child-care setting.
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