Child Development Programme
"Early Intervention is the Best Prevention"
Welcome to the Child Development Programme!
The Child Development Programme, under Bermuda's Department of Education, is a support service for families with children from birth to age four. CDP believes that its array of early intervention resources can enhance the ability of parents and guardians to support and foster healthy, life long development for their children.
Referrals can be made by parents and guardians, physicians and health care agencies, with an exception that referrals for occupational and physiotherapy services must be made by a physician. All referrals can be sent to CDP via phone, fax, or email.
Occupational, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy are provided
by the Department of Health at CDP.
Participation in services is voluntary and free to the public.
Our Mission ...
"We are committed to working in partnership with families to enhance the development of children from birth to age 4. The Child Development Programme helps families to identify their needs and goals, provides support and information, and enhances parenting skills. We believe in encouraging families to use personal and community resources in order to realize their child's potential."
ZERO TO THREE: zerotothree.org, is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. NAEYC, www.naeyc.org founded in 1926, The National Association for the Education of Young Children, (NAEYC) is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.