Suggested Links

The following websites can provide you with additional information and resources related to the early years field. Although not an exhaustive list, these sites cover areas such as child development, early literacy, family and community supports, and more.

 

Child Care

About Kids Health – www.aboutkidshealth.ca

Baby Zone – www.babyzone.com

Canadian Child Care Federation – www.cccf-fcsge.ca

Canadian Toy Testing Council – www.toy-testing.org

Caring For Kids – www.caringforkids.cps.ca

Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare – www.cecw-cepb.ca

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections – www.childcareresearch.org

Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada – www.ccaac.ca

Child Care Aware –www.childcareaware.org

Childcare Information Resource Collection – www.childcarecanada.org

Child Welfare League of Canada – www.cwlc.ca

Early Learning and Child Care Quality By Design – www.childcarequality.ca

Kid Source Online – www.kidsource.com

Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care – http://childcareontario.org

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services - www.children.gov.on.ca

Peel Children's Aid Society – www.peelcas.org

Peel Early Years – www.peelearlyyears.com

Safe Kids – www.safekids.org

Talaris Institute - www.talaris.org

Child Development

American Academy of Pediatrics – www.aap.org

Baby Center – www.babycenter.com

Baby Sign Language - www.babysignlanguage.com

Baby Talk – www.babytalk.org

Best Chance - www.bestchance.gov.bc.ca

Best Start – www.beststart.org

Better Beginnings Better Futures – http://bbbf.queensu.ca

Canadian Council for Exceptional Children – www.cec.sped.org

Canadian Paediatric Society – www.cps.ca

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines 

Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development – www.excellence-earlychildhood.ca

Child Development Resource Connection Peel – www.cdrcp.com

Council for Exceptional Children – www.cec.sped.org   

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – www.nichd.nih.gov

Offord Centre for Child Studies – School Readiness to Learn Project – www.offordcentre.com/readiness

On Track: Supporting Healthy Child Development and Early Identification in the Early Years - A Reference Guide for Professionals in Ontario - www.beststart.org/OnTrack_English/1-introduction.html

Peel Infant Development – www.peelinfant.ca

The Australian Parenting Website - www.raisingchildren.net.au 

The Incredible Years – www.incredibleyears.com

Voices for Children – www.voicesforchildren.com

Zero to Three – www.zerotothree.org

Early Years Research

Child Trends – www.childtrends.org

Childwatch International Research Network – www.childwatch.uio.no

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services – Early Childhood Research Institute -http://clas.uiuc.edu

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC database) – www.eric.ed.gov

Founders' Network – www.founders.net

Harvard University - Center on the Developing Child – www.developingchild.harvard.edu

Human Early Learning Partnership – www.earlylearning.ubc.ca

Institute of Child Study – www.oise.utoronto.ca/ICS/

International Play Association – www.ipaworld.org

National Institute for Early Education Research – http://nieer.org

Offord Centre for Child Studies – www.offordcentre.com

What works? Research into Practice (Ontario Ministry of Education) -www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/whatWorks.html

Educational Associations

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – www.ascd.org   and   www.ascd.ca

Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario – www.aeceo.ca

Coalition for Community Schools – www.communityschools.org

Early Childhood Resource Teacher Network of Ontario – www.ecrtno.ca/index.php

Education World – www.education-world.com

eWorkshop (Ontario's Education Foundations Program) – www.eworkshop.on.ca

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario – www.ldao.ca

National Association for the Education of Young Children – www.naeyc.org

Ontario Ministry of Education – www.edu.gov.on.ca

Family Support

Canadian Father Involvement Initiative – www.cfii.ca

Child and Family Canada – www.cfc-efc.ca

Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative – http://ecap.crc.uiuc.edu

eParenting Network – www.eparentingnetwork.ca

Family Education – www.familyeducation.com

Family TLC – www.familytlc.net

iParenting Canada – www.iparentingcanada.com

Motherisk – www.motherisk.org

National Fatherhood Initiative – www.fatherhood.org

Parent Helpline – www.parenthelpline.ca

Parenting iVillage – http://parenting.ivillage.com

Parenting Press – www.parentingpress.com

Parenting Research Centre - http://www.parentingrc.org.au/

Raising Children Network - the Australian Parenting Website - http://raisingchildren.net.au/

Social Development Canada – www.sdc.gc.ca

The Halton Resource Connection - www.thrc.ca

The Parent's Journal – www.parentsjournal.com

Today's Parent – www.todaysparent.com

Toronto Early Childhood and Family Resource System – www.healthykidstoronto.ca

Health Care

About Kids Health – www.aboutkidshealth.ca

Canadian Mental Health Association – www.ontario.cmha.ca

Canadian Institute of Child Health – www.cich.ca

Child Development Institute – www.childdevelop.ca

Children's Health Policy Centre – http://childhealthpolicy.ca

Children's Mental Health Ontario – www.kidsmentalhealth.ca

Growing Healthy Canadians – www.growinghealthykids.com

Healthy Parents Healthy Children – www.healthyparentshealthychildren.ca

Infant Mental Health Promotion – www.imhpromotion.ca

Kids Health – www.kidshealth.org

LAMP Community Health Centre – www.lampchc.org

Mothercraft – www.mothercraft.ca

Ontario Ministry of Health - www.health.gov.on.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada – Division of Childhood and Adolescence - http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php

Literacy

American Library Association – www.ala.org

Capacity Building Series (Ontario Ministry of Education) -www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/capacityBuilding.html

International Reading Association – www.reading.org

National Center for Family Literacy – www.famlit.org

National Reading Campaign – www.nationalreadingcampaign.ca

Reading is Fundamental – www.rif.org

Reading Online – www.readingonline.org

Reading Rockets – www.readingrockets.org