These links can be used for background reading and to research assignments.
National Network for Child Care
Click on "Articles and Resrouces".
Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development
Click on "List of Topics".
National Association for the Education of Young Children
This is an American website is rich in supplimentary resources. You may also create an account and browse journal articles.
Teacher Quick Source
Learn more about Kindergarten, Head Start programs, Preschool programs, and Infant Toddler programs.
Education World provides help with themes, lesson planning, and curriculum development. Go to "Main Channels" and select "Early Childhood".
Canada Food Guide for Children 1-4
This Canada Food Guide is published by the Government of Alberta. It is designed specifically for children 1-4 and has illustrated serving sizes.
Canada Food Guide for Children 5-11
This Canada Food Guide is published by the Government of Alberta. It is designed specifically for children 5-11 and has illustrated serving sizes.
Canadian Association for Young
The Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC) was granted its Federal Charter in 1974. To this day, the CAYC is the only national association specifically concerned with the well-being of children, birth through age nine - at home, in preschool settings and at school. Members of this multi-disciplinary association include parents, teachers, caregivers, administrators, students and all those wishing to share ideas and participate in activities related to the education and welfare of young children.
Canadian Association of Family Resource
Provides consultation and support for program development, publications and professional development to a national network of family resource programs.
Canadian Child Care
Canadian Child Care Federation. The Canadian Child Care Federation is a bilingual, non profit, member-based organization established in 1987 with a commitment to early learning and child care. It is dedicated to improving the quality of child care services for Canadian families.
Canadian Council on Social Development
A non-profit social policy and research organization focusing on issues such as poverty, social inclusion, disability, cultural diversity, child well-being, employment and housing.
Canadian Parents Online
Online questions to experts on Child Development. You will also find articles related to parenting, chat rooms, discussion forums and product recall information.
Child Care Human Resources
This project focuses on standardized approaches to child care training in Canada.
Child Care Human Resources
Sector Council Job Profiles
The Child Care Human Resources Sector Council has developed a series of video profiles that provide an overview of what it's like to work in Canada's early childhood education and care sector. They travelled across Canada interviewing individuals in the sector to find out more about their careers: their roles and responsibilities, educational requirements, challenges and benefits, and what they love about their jobs.
Includes information on web safety for children including rules for children about using the internet.
Canada's national resource and research organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the inclusion of children with special needs in child care, recreation, education and other community settings.
Alberta's Children's Services
The Ministry of Alberta Children's Services, created in May 1999, offers a range of services and programs for children and families including child care licensing.
Child Care Resource and Referral Programs in British Columbia
The CCRR offers many marvelous free resources which to all child care providers. There are local branches all across the province.
Ministry of Children and Family Development
BC's Child Care Registry and the booklet "The Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia".
for the Education of Young Children
The nationwide professional organization for early childhood educators.
Other ECE Links
Childcare Resource and
Research Unit (CRRU)
The CRRU is concerned with childcare research and policy and plays a key role in the Canadian childcare field. The CRRU provides a comprehensive library and database, prepares summary materials and bibliographies, and offers consultation on childcare policy
The Founders' Network
links a diverse group of individuals from across Canada and in other countries. This is an international collection of people interested in promoting the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR), science and technology, early childhood, economic issues, determinants of health and human development.
FPG Child Development
FPG is a multidisciplinary institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The institute's mission is to cultivate and share the knowledge necessary to enhance child development and family well-being. Through a variety of grants and contracts, research is conducted and outreach services are provided. Most of the institute's work addresses young children ages birth to 8 years. We have a special focus on children who experience biological or environmental factors that challenge early development and learning.
The Hanen Centre
A charitable organization founded more than 25 years ago, is committed to making a difference in the lives of young children by supporting and collaborating with the adults in their lives. The mission is to provide the important people in a young child's life with the knowledge and training they need to help the child develop the best possible language, social and literacy skills.