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Toronto Conference: June 3 – Register now!

Join Canadian and International experts in Toronto at the Summer Institute on Early Childhood Development as they discuss leading edge approaches to early years practice and policy. Find out more and register now!

Registered Dietitians can answer your questions in over 100 languages!

EatRight Ontario is a free service in Ontario that provides easy-to-use nutrition information and advice on daily food choices from Registered Dietitians. Phone services are available in over 100 languages. Similar services are also available in BC through HealthLink in 130 languages!

Nova Scotia Provincial Early Childhood Conference – June 10-11

Find out more and register for this year's conference, Being a Professional, here.

Video: Open-Ended Questions Guide Garden Observations

This video showcases a student-led lesson guided by the teacher’s use of open-ended questions. Brian Silveira has his pre-K students work in the garden, where they hone their observation skills by looking closely at plants.

What are the Challenges in Accessing Early Childhood Education and Care for Children in Refugee Families?

For refugee households, stable child-care arrangements are a key to working parents’ employment success and family self-sufficiency. Given the well-documented impact of early learning services on children’s school readiness and long-term cognitive, socio-emotional, and educational outcomes, access to high-quality, consistent early childhood education and care (ECEC) is critical for those who are often at greatest risk of falling behind. Read more...

Start with Play

The Start with Play website is a wonderful resource for professionals and parents alike! It available in both French and English, and describes five areas of skill development in the early years. - For each one, it also provides links to the PEI Early Learning Framework and a resource article that is full of information and classroom ideas.

How much do you know about life-threatening food allergies?

It's Food Allergy Awareness Week - a chance to shine a spotlight on the seriousness of food allergies and improve understanding and awareness of this potentially life-threatening medical condition. Find helpful resources for your program and find out more here!

Ontario Expands Free Dental Care for Kids

More than 323,000 children from low-income families are getting free dental care through the new Healthy Smiles Ontario program. Let parents know they can apply here.
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