NEO Kids Infant and Child Development Services

Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) is one of many Infant Development programs across Ontario and Canada that specialize in providing services and resources for families with children who are at risk of, or have a delay in his or her development.

ICDS is funded by the Ministry of Children and Community Social Services and sponsored by the NEO Kids & Family Program.

ICDS is a member of the Ontario Association for Infant and Child Development (OAICD). If you are not in our area, but reside in Ontario, visit the OAICD website for a published directory of all associated Infant Development services in the province. 


Who We Serve

  • Children and infants from birth to school entry
  • Children whose families or guardians live in the Sudbury/Manitoulin district
  • Children who have, or are at risk for, a developmental delay including:
  • Children with known diagnoses and syndromes
  • Children who are premature
  • Children with early trauma
  • Children in over-burdened families
  • Children whose parents need parenting support
  • Children who suffer from a developmental delay with unknown causes
Parents/Guardians must agree to participate in our services.

Services We Offer

We offer the following services free of charge:
  • Screening and Assessment
  • Intervention
    • Developmental interventions in all domains
    • Supportive counselling
    • Information and resources
    • Case management
  • Consultations with professionals regarding specific children (with parents/guardians consent)
  • Supported transition into childcare and school
  • Community planning with other service providers
  • Student placements
  • Community education
  • Toy, equipment, video and book library
Most services are provided in the child's home.  We also deliver services through other agencies, including childcare centres.

Who Delivers Our Services

Our staff are professionals from different backgrounds.  Qualified Infant and Child Development, and skilled in providing effective home-based intervention services.

Staff expertise covers in-depth knowledge of typical and atypical child development, acute observation skills, and the ability to assess developmental and environmental strengths and needs.






Click here for more information on our referral criteria.

Referrals can come from any source (Parent/Guardian, Physician, Public Health Nurse, Neonatal Nurseries or Community Agencies), provided it is made with parental/guardian consent.

Referrals are accepted at the Children's Community Network (CCN) at 1-877-272-4336.

Who to Contact

ICDS locations in the Sudbury/Manitoulin district include:

Sudbury (Main)
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON   P3E 5J1
Phone: 705-523-7120 ext. 7184 
Fax: 705-523-7156
Sudbury Parent Advisor

407 Centre Street
Espanola, ON   P5E 1J5
Phone: 705-869-1564 ext. 4242
Fax: 705-869-5833
Espanola Parent Advisor

34 Birch Street
PO Box 728
Chapleau, ON   P0M 1K0
Phone: 705-864-0860 ext. 2664
Fax: 705-864-0488
Chapleau Parent Advisor

Manitoulin Island
101-15 Worthington Street
PO Box 477
Little Current, ON   P0P 1K0
Phone: 705-368-3692
Fax: 705-368-3692

Manitoulin Parent Advisor