Early Intervention Program

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The goal of Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Intervention Services (NSECDIS) is to promote improved developmental outcomes for children through consultation, information sharing, support and services designed to meet the individual needs of the child and family.


To be eligible for services, a child must be younger than school age and

  • have a developmental delay in two or more areas of development
  • or
  • be at risk for developmental delay based on documented biological risk factors.

Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Intervention Services has an open referral system, where referrals can be make directly by the family or on behalf of the family with their consent (e.g. by a family physician, speech/language or early childhood educator).

Following the referral, final eligibility for services is determined through an initial screening process and home visit.

To find a service location near you or for further information please contact NSECDIS.