Please Note: As of March 16th, 2020, NSECDIS services will be continuing for families, but we will be modifying our service delivery model to provide support to families through remote communications rather than in person home visits and community consultations. This will be a temporary change and we look forward to resuming our usual model of service delivery in the near future.
We are continuing to receive referrals by email at and phone at 1-844-292-6730.
Core Outreach Services:
Child Development Support
Family Support & Capacity Building
Case Coordination & Partnerships
Parent Discussion Groups
Who we are
NS Early Childhood Development Intervention Services (ECDIS) provide province-wide specialized services to families of young children between birth and school entry, who either have a biological risk for or a diagnosis of, developmental delay. Consultation, information, support and services designed to meet the individual needs of each child and family are delivered in the child’s home and may extend to community based programs. Services emphasize the enhancement of skills and abilities through planned interactions to promote child development and family capacity.
NS Early Childhood Development Intervention Services are offered in 8 regions across the province within 28 locations.
We are funded by the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development.
There is no fee for our services.
If you are concerned about your child’s development:
NS 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. Eligibility for services is determined through an initial screening process and home visit. The eligibility criteria for services, includes a developmental delay in two or more areas of development or a risk for developmental delay based on documented biological risk factors.
For a copy of our referral form please click here:
For more information please contact:
Information to support your child’s development
Connections to services in your community
Home visiting services
Service coordination and program planning for your child and family
Consultation to child care and other community programs
Assistance with your child’s transition to school