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 –
Baby Zone –
Canadian Child Care Federation –
Canadian Toy Testing Council –
Caring For Kids –
Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare –
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections –
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada –
Child Care Aware –
Childcare Information Resource Collection –
Child Welfare League of Canada –
Early Learning and Child Care Quality By Design –
Kid Source Online –
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care –
Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services -
Peel Children's Aid Society –
Peel Early Years –
Safe Kids –
Talaris Institute -

Child Development

American Academy of Pediatrics –
Baby Center –
Baby Sign Language -
Baby Talk –
Best Chance -
Best Start –
Better Beginnings Better Futures –
Canadian Council for Exceptional Children –
Canadian Paediatric Society –
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines
Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development –
Child Development Resource Connection Peel –
Council for Exceptional Children –
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development –
Offord Centre for Child Studies – School Readiness to Learn Project –
On Track: Supporting Healthy Child Development and Early Identification in the Early Years - A Reference Guide for Professionals in Ontario -
Peel Infant Development –
The Australian Parenting Website -
The Incredible Years –
Voices for Children –
Zero to Three –

Early Years Research

Child Trends –
Childwatch International Research Network –
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services – Early Childhood Research Institute -
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC database) –
Founders' Network –
Harvard University - Center on the Developing Child –
Human Early Learning Partnership –
Institute of Child Study –
International Play Association –
National Institute for Early Education Research –
Offord Centre for Child Studies –
What works? Research into Practice (Ontario Ministry of Education)

Educational Associations

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – and
Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario –
Coalition for Community Schools –
Early Childhood Resource Teacher Network of Ontario –
Education World –
eWorkshop (Ontario's Education Foundations Program) –
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario –
National Association for the Education of Young Children –
Ontario Ministry of Education –

Family Support

Canadian Father Involvement Initiative –
Child and Family Canada –
Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative –
eParenting Network –
Family Education –
Family TLC –
iParenting Canada –
Motherisk –
National Fatherhood Initiative –
Parent Helpline –
Parenting iVillage –
Parenting Press –
Parenting Research Centre -
Raising Children Network - the Australian Parenting Website -
Social Development Canada –
The Halton Resource Connection -
The Parent's Journal –
Today's Parent –
Toronto Early Childhood and Family Resource System –

Health Care

About Kids Health –
Canadian Mental Health Association –
Canadian Institute of Child Health –
Child Development Institute –
Children's Health Policy Centre –
Children's Mental Health Ontario –
Growing Healthy Canadians –
Healthy Parents Healthy Children –
Infant Mental Health Promotion –
Kids Health –
LAMP Community Health Centre –
Mothercraft –
Ontario Ministry of Health -
Public Health Agency of Canada – Division of Childhood and Adolescence -


American Library Association –
Capacity Building Series (Ontario Ministry of Education)
International Reading Association –
National Center for Family Literacy –
National Reading Campaign –
Reading is Fundamental –
Reading Online –
Reading Rockets –