There is a province-wide network of community-based family support services
for parents and caregivers with children who have delays in developing
or who have a disability. The Early Childhood Intervention Program
(ECIP) helps children from birth until they enter the school system.
Parents and family members are given support and information to
help them in the care and overall development of their child.
the primary focus for meeting their children's needs and become
active team members with the ECIP staff and other community service
providers. The ECIP staff goes to the family home or other designated
place of the family's choosing at least once every two weeks. Families
are provided with information, resources and support to help them
meet the needs. Parents enhance their understanding of how children
grow and learn and they develop a strong sense of control as their
child's primary advocate and teacher.
ECIP Sask. Inc. was funded by Saskatchewan Social Services for 614
spaces and by First Nations Band Councils for 82 for nearly 700
children among the 15 ECIPs throughout the province.
For more information
on ECIP and for contact information of the program nearest you,
call the Saskatchewan Early Childhood Intervention Programs, Sask.
Inc. Executive Director, Arlene Nicol at (306) 789-3637 or email