Our Programs

 
 

Halifax Developmental Centre for Early Learning

Through our Halifax Developmental Centre for Early Learning, we provide exceptional care for extraordinary children - and we believe that all children are extraordinary. We believe in total inclusion for all children, and our services reflect that. 

At our integrated developmental program, children aged 18 months to 7 years (both children who are typically developing and those with disabilities or specialized needs) come together in an environment where the individual needs of each child are met. We have a wonderful toddler and preschool curriculum and a before and after school program for young children 5-7.

Our safe and stimulating environment includes, a discovery and science room, a creative play room,  an art room, a soft play room, a dining room, three Snoezelen rooms, a wheelchair lift, and an outdoor play space. These learning centers promote development, self-worth, independence, creative expression, and fun! 

Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30am-5:30pm

Location

2557 Maynard Street
Halifax, NS B3K 3V6

 

TRansition support program

Our Transition Support Program offers wrap around, holistic, person centred support to people with developmental disabilities, and their families, as they experience life changes. 

Through planning, advocacy, education, service navigation, resource referrals, and community partnerships, we assist people in making choices about their future and developing the tools and supports they need to reach their goals.

This program is open to anyone who feels like they could use this support. This includes people leaving the school system, entering post-secondary education, entering adult services (health, community services), moving into new housing, changing programs, joining the work force, or experiencing any other life events.  

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30am-4:30pm

Location

Veith House, 3115 Veith Street
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9

 

Circle of support: peer support program

HACL is running peer support groups for people who have a developmental disability, or have a loved one with a developmental disability. There are three groups being offered including:

  • Self-Advocate Support Groups
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Sibling Support Groups

Peer support is a great way to learn new things, connect with people who have similar experiences and build your community.

Contact us to hear more!

Hours

Support groups are offered once per month. 

Please contact us for exact dates.

Location

Veith House, 3115 Veith Street
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9