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Inclusion Support and Early Childhood Development Intervention Services

Inclusion Support

When children participate in high-quality inclusive early learning and child care programs, they develop confidence, creativity, problem-solving skills, and healthy relationships with others by actively exploring their environment through play. 

The goal of the Inclusion Support Grant (ISG) is to assist all regulated child care centres in creating and sustaining inclusive programs for young children focusing on diversity, equity and quality. This includes providing additional staffing, materials, resources, and/or training and professional learning for staff. 

The ISG is intended to facilitate the meaningful participation of all children in high-quality inclusive programs essential for positive lifelong benefits for children, families and communities.

NS Early Childhood Development Intervention Services

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 made 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).

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