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  • Annual CDC Charity Golf Tournament

    Annual CDC Charity Golf Tournament

    A day of fun and prizes are always on par for our annual fundraiser on the green!


  • CDC Natural Playground Project

    CDC Natural Playground Project

    An interactive natural playspace full of fun for all!

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  • Annual CDC Talent Show!

    Annual CDC Talent Show!

    Get involved as a performer, volunteer or make a donation!

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  • Project Build-A-Fort

    Project Build-A-Fort

    “Project Build-A-Fort” is the name of the Child Development Centre's building expansion/renovation project.


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Help the Child Development Centre continue to provide the best services for children in the North Peace.

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Project Build-A-Fort

The CDC's ongoing expansion project is all about a child's imagination and the joy of discovery. We are currently developing a nature inspired playground concept.

Welcome to the Child Development Centre!

The Fort St. John Child Development Centre (CDC) is a non-profit organization that has been supporting children with special needs and their families in Fort St. John and surrounding areas since 1973. Our services and programs specialize in the area of Early Intervention Early Learning, Autism, as well as provide Skills and Respite programming, Supported Child Development, Family Support services. The CDC also provides a fully integrated preschool program for children with typical and special needs.
  • Infant Development Program
    Infant Development Program

    Serving families with children birth to 3 years of age our consultants work with the families to plan goals and activities that will help the child learn and grow.

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  • Occupational Therapy
    Occupational Therapy

    The Occupational Therapist works with the family to develop a plan to help their children ages 0-5 reach their goals.

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  • Family Services
    Family Services

    The Family Services Coordinator (FSC) supports families of children with special needs from 36 months to school entry.

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  • Early Learning Program
    Early Learning Program

    The Child Development Centre is proud to provide the community of Fort St. John with a fully integrated preschool program that specializes in serving children ages 3-5 with both typical and special needs.

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  • School District 60 Early Learning

    School District #60 website with schedules and information regarding the Roots of Empathy, Ready Set Learn, Preschool, and Welcome to Kindergarten.

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  • Family Friendly Community

    Is a collaboration between several community agencies for the purpose of making our region the best place possible to raise young children. The site has a helpful parent directory and events calendar.

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  • CCRR - Child Care Resource and Referral

    We link families and child care providers in the communities of Fort St. John, Taylor, Charlie Lake, Hudson's Hope, Wonowon, Blueberry, and surrounding areas by offering free consultation, support, and referral services to parents seeking child care.

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  • Community Bridge

    Community Bridge, located in Fort St. John offers a network of counselling and support services in the Peace River-Liard area and will adapt services to best suit the needs of those we serve. The services of Community Bridge are professional, prompt, confidential and provided free of charge to individuals, families, children and youth.

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  • October 2016 Centre Calendar

    CLICK HERE to view the October Centre Calendar!

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  • 9th Annual Golf Tournament

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  • August 2016 CDC Calendar

    Click here to view the August 2016 CDC calendar.

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  • New Executive Director of the CDC!
    New Executive Director of the CDC!

    The board of directors of the Child Development Centre (CDC) is proud to announce the appointment of Tana Millner as the new Executive Director (ED) of the CDC. Tana will be stepping into the role recently vacated by Penny Gagnon who left the CDC after being the ED for 10 years. The CDC is a non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1973, and offers a wide range of services in early intervention programs and support to children and youth with special needs.

    Tana brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in business development and leadership to the role of ED. Tana also brings a deep sense of commitment to the well-being of the families and children of Fort St John. She has an extensive background in business management including the 9 years she has worked at the CDC as the financial manager. During her time at the CDC, Tana has been involved in many other aspects of operations including supervising and coordinating fundraising events, accreditation, health and safety and staff support and development. She worked closely with the previous ED on day to day operations and special projects, so this is a natural transition for her and the staff.

    On a personal note, Tana is married and the mother of two school aged children. She is passionate for music, family and friends. In her spare time, Tana enjoys running and she relaxes by reading. Tana also enjoys spending time with her family at their summer cabin.

    Tana begins her position on August 1st. She will continue to provide leadership and stability to the centre and will now add creativity and vision to her repertoire as she guides the CDC programs and staff into the future.

    For more information please contact:
    Andy Ackerman
    President, CDC Board of Directors
    (250) 793-7797

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