Aboriginal Infant Development Program

The Aboriginal Infant Development program supports parents whose children up to three years of age are developmentally delayed or at risk of being so. We also provide home visits, workshops, and opportunities to meet other parents, and assists the family in planning activities that encourage development in physical, intellectual, and self-help skills; offered in Delta, Surrey, Cloverdale, and White Rock.

AIDP Forms

Meet Our AIDP Consultants

Natasha Jones AIDP Consultant and Regional Advisor

natasha.jones@frafca.org

Natasha is Wet’suwet’en from the Carrier Nation and is part of the (Beaver) Tsayu Clan from Moricetown in Northern BC and is also Caribbean on her dad’s side of the family. Natasha has been working at FRAFCA ( formerly Kla-How-Eya) for the past 12 years.

In these 12 years Natasha has had many roles and is currently working as an AIDP Consultant and Regional Advisor for ASCD and AIDP for the Fraser South East region. Natasha’s passion is working with children and families. She is often called upon to advocate for families who have struggles maneuvering through the urban setting.

Natasha does hours of outreach educating the community at different venues talking proudly about Aboriginal traditions, culture and ceremonies.

Natasha sits on multiple networks and steering committees providing input to the Provincial level to address the ongoing issues that Aboriginal families and children face.

Natasha attends workshops and training opportunities to stay current on new information regarding child development and any other relevant topics.

Natasha hopes to continue her work of stabilizing families and helping Aboriginal people regain their voices so they can “ Let their light shine”

Michelle Brown AIDP Consultant

michelle.brown@frafca.org

Michelle, is from the Heiltsuk Nation in Bella Bella and was brought up around her cultural traditions and teachings.
15 years ago as a single mother Michelle decided it was time to pursue her passion in Early Childhood Education. It was with great strength that Michelle decided it was time to move away from her home community to Vancouver with her two small children at the time.
Michelle pursued her education on the Mainland and obtained an Early Childhood Education certificate, Special Needs Certificate, and Infant and Toddler Certificate. Michelle graduated with honours0 and has had a successful career working with children and families across the lower Mainland for the past 10 years.
Michelle has been a part of the AIDP team for 5 years now. As an Aboriginal Infant Development Consultant, she draws upon her own traditional teachings and knowledge in infant development to connect families and clients with services and/or resources they require or desire. Now, with 2 young children Michelle has been witness to how far we have come as a community in offering resources to parents and families.
In Michelle’s downtime she likes to travel back to her home community to connect her children with the culture and traditions she was brought up with as a child.
 

Kari Bullock AIDP Consultant

kari.bullock@frafca.org

Kari is Metis from the Swampy Cree Nation.  Her passion for helping children and their families started very early in her life. Kari attended Mount Royal University in Calgary Alberta where she received her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Development.  Following her return to B.C, Kari pursued her interest in Children with Exceptionalities at Kwantlen College. Kari continues to take advantage of all learning opportunities and works to increase her knowledge in Aboriginal studies as well as child development.
Kari has over 25 years working experience with children and families. 15 of these years have been spent within the Aboriginal community where she continues to educate herself on the specific struggles and discriminations facing the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people living in an Urban setting.
Kari has been part of the Aboriginal Infant Development Program working as a consultant for three years. She finds her role challenging but extremely rewarding. She enjoys working with the families by helping guide them towards programs and opportunities that will benefit individually and as a family unit.
Kari feels blessed to be part of the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre and hopes to continue work in the Surrey community for years to come.
 

Contact

Address:A101-10095 Whalley Boulevard
Surrey, BC V3T 4G1
Mailing:A101-10095 Whalley Boulevard
Surrey, BC V3T4G1
Phone:604-595-1170
Fax:604-595-1176
Email:natasha.jones@frafca.org