Center for Fathering
Over the last five or so years, a number of international meetings have addressed the construct of resilience. It is the conclusions of these meetings, together with the literature, that have led to the definition of resilience that is used in the International Resilience Project
Child & Family Canada
A unique Canadian public education website. Fifty Canadian non-profit organizations have come together under the banner of Child & Family Canada to provide quality, credible resources on children and families on an easy-to-navigate website.
Mothers In Motion
A website for women who want to lead healthy lifestyles and mentor their children to do the same.
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) focuses on research and policy resources, advancing a universal, high quality, publicly-funded, not-for-profit, inclusive system of early childhood education and care in Canada.
National Network for Child Care
NNCC unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. Our goal is to share knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the landgrant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public. We network with committed individuals around the country to bring you practical information and resources that will be useful to you in your everyday work with children.
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) was founded in 1981 to advocate for universally accessible, quality, non-profit regulated child care in the province of Ontario.
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) has acquired province-wide rights to make the Nipissing District Developmental Screen™ (NDDS™) widely and broadly available throughout communities in Ontario. This tool is now available FREE on the intranet.
The NDDS™ is a developmental checklist for parents to help them understand how their child is growing and developing. From the tool, parents can also learn various activities to stimulate their child’s development. In supporting parents and caregivers with information and activities to enhance their children’s development, and as part of Best Start’s commitment of helping to provide early and ongoing screening of all children to identify potential issues, needs and risks, MCYS will make the NDDS™ more available throughout communities in Ontario.
The NDDS™ is the parent tool recommended for use in the enhanced 18 month well-baby visit. In the discussion of their child’s development with their primary care provider at the 18 month well-baby visit, use of the NDDS™ will provide the parent with a structured framework to discuss their child’s development. The checklist is designed to enhance parent’s knowledge and strengthen their role in the review of their child’s development. Through this process practitioners learn that parent’s are the “experts” on their own child and play a key role in providing knowledge about their child’s development. This kind of preventative care in conjunction with primary care assessment allows for early intervention, treatment, and appropriate referrals to services when needed. In addition, it also allows for opportunities for primary care providers to discuss, assess, and advise about parenting practices and provide parents with information about child health and development, parenting skills, and safety practices.
The most complete online resource for new and expectant parents
Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development