Helpful Resources & Websites
YMCA CCRR's Tri-Cities Drop-In Programs for Families With Children
To find the drop-in programs list scroll down to the heading "Program Materials", click on "Show All Materials" and click on the "Tri-Cities Drop-In Programs for Families with Children". Child care resources are also available.
Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)
A collaborative, interdisciplinary research network which explores how different early environments and experiences impact a child's development in the early years. They bring together various scientific viewpoints to address early childhood development issues.
Don't forget to use our interactive community resource map to find resources in your area.
- YMCA CCRR
Supports parents and child care providers - geared to building better child care, healthy families and communities.
- Canadian Child Care Federation
Tips on how to evaluate child care or a learning environment along with 100 parenting resources on a wide variety of topics.
- Finding Quality Child Care
A guide for parents in Canada.
- Fraser Health - Child Care
Learn about the types of child care programs, find licensed child care near you and more.
- Parents' Guide to Selecting & Monitoring Child Care in BC (PDF)
- BC Association of Family Resource Programs
Supports and promotes community-based family resource programs. Use their directory to find family programs in your area.
- Media Smarts
Canada's centre for digital and media literacy includes topics on cyber security, cyber bullying at more.
- About Kids Health
Providing information on health for children, youth and their caregivers.
- Canadian Mental Health Association
Facilitates access to the resources for people to improve mental health.
- Caring For Kids
Information for parents from Canada's paediatricians
Providing doctor-reviewed advice, easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos and more.
- Just For You - Parents (Government of Canada)
A wide variety of resources about your health and related matters
An organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. They have a vast number of resources including information on car seats, concussions, drowning prevention and more.
- Public Health Agency of Canada - Child Health
- Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University
Using science to enhance child well-being through innovations in policy and practice.
- Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development
Working to improve knowledge on the development of young children.
- Child Care Canada
An early childhood education and child care policy research institute.
- Science of Early Child Development
Making early years research accessible. Currently BC residents have access to a number of resources. Find out more on the BC Access page.
- Erikson Institute - Technology in Early Childhood Centre
Empowers ECD professionals to make informed decisions about the appropriate use of technology with children up to 8 years of age.
- Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development
A wide variety of information based on scientific knowledge of early childhood development for ages birth to 5.
- BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
A centre of Excellence for Indigenous early learning and child care.
- Live 5-2-1-0
Helping kids and families adopt healthy habits.
- Welcome Here (Family Resource Programs Canada)
Provides resources and informaiton for immigrant families and those who work with them.
- First Nations Child & Family Caring Society
Ensures the safety & well-being of First Nations families and works with their partners to promote the rights of Indigenous children.
- First People's Principles of Learning Poster (PDF)
The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) has produced a poster with principles that can be used in your learning environments.
These resources offer information on various topics related to children. When evaluating parenting resources ask:
- Who is the author?
- Is the information current?
- Is it from a reputable source?
- Is it based on a respectful approach to parenting?
- Is it research based?
- Does it fit with your values, beliefs and knowledge of your children?