Minot infant development program: 30 years of service to children and families
June 2008 marked 30 years of service for the Minot Infant Development Program. To commemorate this milestone, the MIDP would like to invite children and families who have participated in the program throughout the years to join them on Sept. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Riverside for a 30th Anniversary Celebration.
"It will be so interesting to reconnect with families we have served in the past and see what the children that we served as infants are doing now," said Kathy Lee, director of MIDP. "We have a fun evening planned and hope that many families will be able to attend."
MIDP is funded by the North Dakota Department of Human Services to support activities which identify infants (birth-3 years) who are developmentally delayed, high risk, or at risk. The program is housed at the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities on Minot State University’s campus. MIDP staff members assist parents and caregivers in identifying natural learning opportunities that occur throughout their child’s daily routines and guide parents in using these opportunities to enhance their child’s development. In addition, MIDP personnel help parents in finding supports available through local, state and national programs to help with needs related to their child’s developmental issues.
In connection with the anniversary celebration, MIDP will host a variety of carnival games and activities for the children and is looking for any community members wishing to volunteer their time to help man booths. There will be free refreshments. For more information or to volunteer, contact Lee at 858-3054 or 1-800-233-1737 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.