Child Development

Children’s Storybooks that Promote Resilience

Reaching In Reaching Out has a list of English and French storybooks that illustrate resilient thinking and coping in action- and promote cultural competence too!  Each book is annotated and categorized by the resiliency abilities it supports.

New Research on How Babies Learn Two Languages

In a new study, an international team of researchers, including those from Princeton University, report that bilingual infants as young as 20 months of age are really good at processing two languages!

Hold on to Your Home Language parent brochures are available in 26 languages!

How do you talk to parents about the importance of keeping their home language? has brochures that can help you explain the benefits to parents - and they're available in 26 languages! Download Hold on to Your Home Language for the parents in your program here...

Free Parent Brochures and Guides (English and Spanish)

ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. They have resources for parents that are available in both English and Spanish.

ConnectABILITY – Special needs resources for parents and caregivers

Developed by Community Living Toronto, ConnectABILITY is a site full of helpful tips, tools and resources for parents and caregivers of children with special needs.

How does being bilingual benefit children?

In the era of globalization, learning a second language during childhood can provide developmental and social benefits. This topic aims to further understanding of the impacts of bilingualism on children’s cognitive development and suggests the most favourable learning contexts. Read more.

10 Tips for Raising a Compassionate Infant-Toddler

Recent research shows that infants and toddlers are far more empathetic than we once thought. With this in mind, here are ten tips for the classroom to help infants and toddlers become pro-social - that families can also try at home! Read more...

Healthy Families BC: Pregnancy and Parenting

Healthy Families BC has helpful tips and tools for parents with babies and toddlers. The website covers all areas of social, emotional and physical development, as well as building healthy relationships and positive parenting.

Keep Your First Language – Multilingual Resource for Parents!

Children need to learn their first language well. Research shows that learning more than one language in early childhood can really help. Keep Your First Language is available in 8 languages! You can also find other useful Vancouver Coastal Health resources here!

Child Assessment and Diagnosis in Winnipeg

The Child Development Clinic (CDC) in Winnipeg provides assessment and referral support for preschool aged children who have a developmental, behaviour or physical disability. Find out more about what parents can do if they have a concern, and what will happen after a diagnosis here.