Links"Island Family Information" Our Regional Website for Vancouver Island Child Care Resource and Referral Programs.
This site was developed to provide families with information, resources and community services on Vancouver Island.
A Parent's Guide to First Aid http://www.acls.net/a-parents-guide-to-first-aid.htm
This link was found by a 10 yr. old girl scout working on her Junior First Aid badge. She felt this link would be a great resource to share.
Aboriginal Children's Circle of Early Learning
Aboriginal ECD service providers across Canada, find out how to receive the Accel ebulletin updates.
A Parents' Guide to Facebookhttp://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf
A guidebook for parents! It's designed to help you understand what Facebook us and how to use it safely.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
First Call (BC Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition):
Is a cross-sectoral, non-partisan coalition in BC. Our coalition is made up of over 75 provincial organizations and 25 mobilizing communities. In addition, we have a network of thousands of community groups and individuals.
BC Family Child Care Associationhttp://www.bcfcca.ca/
WCFCCA is a professional organization of family child care providers. Get information about current events, articles, how to find child care, how to get a license and training opportunities for caregivers.
Best Chance - For Familieshttp:// www.bestchance.gov.bc.ca.
Giving you and Your Child the best chance for a healthy lifehttp://www.cccf-fcsge.ca/
CCCF is an excellent source of information, publications (including the Interaction Journal) resources and networking in the field of Child Care across Canada.
Center of Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learninghttp://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/
CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotinal development and school readiness of your children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.
Chamber of Commerce, Nanaimohttp://www.nanaimochamber.bc.ca/
Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
Children First initiatives support communities to identify and develop an integrated and comprehensive model of ECD service delivery for children 0 to 6 and their families. They are funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Developmt.
Children's Safety Association of Canadawww.safekid.org/
Find important information on things like safety alerts and poison prevention. Access safety tips for at the farm or by the pool. Current and informative magazine articles are available online and even a colouring book for children.
Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BChttp://www.cccabc.bc.ca/
CCCABC is a network of parents, caregivers and community organizations working together for a child care system that strengthens families and values children. They believe in a system that is high quality, affordable, accessible, publicly funded and accountable. The website has resources, fact sheets, campaigns and suggestions for action.
Comox Valley Child Development Associationwww.cvcda.ca
CDA is a society serving children who need extra support in the Comox Valley, offering programs such as physiotherapy, speech-language pathology, infant development and community integration. They have a parent's handbook, newsletters and a lending library.
Dyslexia Victoria Onlinewww.dyslexiavictoriaonline.com/
"Dyslexia Victoria Online educates Dyslexic children, adults and employees, parents of Dyslexics, service providers, caregivers and teachers that Dyslexia is a learning difference and not a disability.We help Dyslexics discover their own learning strengths and unlock their full learning potential through assessments, personalized training and teaching, workshops, accommodations and development tools. We also offer workshops for Dyslexia Awareness and screening tools for service providers."
Early Childhood Educators of BChttp://www.ecebc.ca/index.html/
ECEBC is the professional association for early childhood practitioners in BC. You may be interested in finding out about the benefits of membership, or getting information about their annual conference. In addition, you can access some great online articles.
Families First - Best Chancehttp://www.strongsafesupported.com/information/for_parents/
The Ministry of Children and Family Development offers a wide range of programs, services and resources designed to support children, youth and their families. Here you will find links to some key ministry programs and services. For more specific information, please go directly to one of the program areas (i.e., Adoption) to review the ministry's full range of services.
Human Early Learning Partnershipwww.earlylearning.ubc.ca/
HELP is a pioneering interdisciplinary research partnership in BC's universities that is directing a world-leading contribution to new understandings and approaches to early childhood development. HELP facilitates the creation of new knowledge and applies it in the community by working directly with governments and communities. Find out about the mapping project, upcoming events and current publications.
KidCare Canada Society
KidCareCanada takes the science of Early Childhood Development and brings it to new parents in a visual format that is easy-to-understand and quick to watch. Wonderful research on Early Childhood Development takes place in Canadian universities and hospitals, yet this information is most frequently not accessible to parents and caregivers. To develop and distribute our resources, we work collaboratively with health providers, educational institutions and other organizations who support families.
Kids Domain Family Resourcehttp://www.kidsdomain.com/
You will find here an endless supply of games, crafts, tips, reviews and even clipart for parents and kids. Warning: Watch out for advertising overload.
Ministry of Child and Family Developmentwww.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/
This BC government website provides information on a wide range of issues related to children and families, including children with special needs, family resources and child protection. Find out about what to do if you are concerned about child abuse or neglect. Call 310-1234 if you suspect a child may be in need of protection.
Ministry of Health Planning, Community Care Facilities Branchwww.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/ccf
Find out how to get a child care license, and also great information on other topics such as Guiding Children's Behaviour, Parent's Guide to Selecting Child Care and a Quick Guide to Common Childhood Diseases.
Nanaimo Child Development Centre.http://www.nanaimocdc.com
This non-profit organization provides individualized services for children to help them grow and develop. Early intervention, family support, and programs that encourage the inclusion of children with special needs are provided. Find out how to access services including the Child Disability Benefit.
Parent Help Linehttp://www.parenthelpline.ca/
Any parent, any issue, any time. Offers parents and caregivers access to information, support and referral 24 hours a day. It's anonymous, bilingual and free from anywhere in Canada. Talk to a professional on the phone, access prerecorded messages about parenting issues, visit the on line library or discussion groups. Call 1-888-603-9100.
Parent Support Services of BChttp://www.parentsupportbc.ca
This is a province wide network of self-help groups that provide parents with a safe environment in which to talk about their stress, receive support and nurture parenting skills. Get information about programs, volunteer opportunities, training and articles on this website.
School District 68http://www.sd68.bc.ca/
Nanaimo and Ladysmith School District
Success By 6http://www.successby6bc.ca/
United Way Success By 6; is the nations largest network of early childhood coalitions, focused on improving school readiness through community change.....
Today's Parent Magazinehttp://www.todaysparent.com/
Considered by some to be Canada's number one parenting website, you can find helpful information on everything from nutrition during pregnancy to preteen behaviour and development. Ask an expert, get activity ideas or join in an online discussion forum.
TripleP for every parent Positive Parenting Programhttp://triplepvip.ca/
Provides simple solutions to making parenting easier.Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre http://www.wstcoast.org/
WCCRC provides information, services and support to the child care community throughout BC including caregivers, parents, government, educators researchers, and the general public. Programs include an extensive library, multicultural and multilingual services, and administrative support.
Unit for Child Care Research and Professional Developmenthttp://www.cyc.uvic.ca/uccr/
The Unit for Child Care Research and Professional Development (UCCR) located within the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria was created in the early 1990s to provide services and resources to organizations, agencies, individuals, communities and governments in the areas of early childhood care and education and the delivery of service to children and families.