Presenter & Educator Resources

Tools

Child Development Screening Tool – The LookSee Checklist is an innovative developmental screening tool available to healthcare or childcare professionals working with infants and children up to six years of age. Visit https://lookseechecklist.com/en/

Website for Child Care Human Resources Sector Council – New Resource: Toolkit for the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector – includes great recruitment and retention strategies and much more. http://www.ccsc-cssge.ca/hr-resource-centre/hr-toolkit

Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT)
A Framework For Ontario Early Childhood Settings 

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How Does Learning Happen?

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Ministry of Education – http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/


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Educator Links

0211  211 is Canada’s primary source of information on government and community based health and social services. To speak directly with an information specialist dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211.ca .

British Columbia: Injury Research and Prevention Unit – This website focuses on injury prevention and features articles on risky play.

Bully Stop Now   – Bullying is rampant in schools and affects kids from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  You hear about bullying constantly in the media, but how do you help stop it from happening to your child?  https://www.amazon.ca/Bully-Stop-Now-Greg-Anderson/dp/0968388019

ConnectAbility – provides supports for individuals with an intellectual disability and their networks across all ages and stages of their lives. The site is now organized by age group and life’s major transitions – kids, youth, adults and seniors – to help you find the right information.

Developmental Services Human Resource Strategy – Provides information to those looking to build a rewarding career in Developmental Services. This website outlines what it means to have a career in the developmental service field, and provides a list of educational options. This organization is working to encourage employment in this field.

Free Play Network – The Free Play Network is an independent voice for play. We believe that children have a right to play and that play should be free for all. We aim to bring together everyone who values play.

Good2Talk – You may already be aware that the Mental Health helpline for PSE students, run by Kids Help Phone, is called Good2Talk.  The Kids Help Phone staff are preparing materials to send to colleges and universities to launch the campaign in the near future.  In the interim, the toll-free number is 1-866-925-5454. It is posted along with some FAQs on the website.  Please forward the information as appropriate to others and students.

Health Canada Recalls – This section contains an overview of Health Canada and provides you points of entry to many Health Canada-specific related topics.

Newcomer Connections – This site outlines the different services and resources available in Brantford and Brant County. If you are new to the area you can utilize the services available on this site, this includes employment and living accommodation services.

Reaching In Reaching Out (RIRO) – creates evidence-based programs that teach resiliency thinking and coping skills to adults and young children under the age of 8 years so they can… Reach IN to face life’s challenges …Reach OUT to others and opportunities that encourage healthy development. Our dream is to see these important skills shared with all young children by important adults in their life.

Rethinking Childhood – Tim Gill is one of the UK’s leading thinkers on childhood, and an effective advocate for positive change in children’s everyday lives. For over 15 years his writing, research, consultancy projects and other work has focused on the changing nature of childhood, children’s play and free time, and their evolving relationships with the people and places around them. This website is managed by Tim Gill. Tim is interested in the changing nature of childhood. His work – which embraces writing, independent research, consultancy and public speaking – aims to have a positive impact on children’s everyday lives.

Taylors Rights– My body belongs to me “Taylor the Turtle”.  I have the right to a safe body! Information for Teachers, Parents and Caring Adults. Beginning in 2012, the Sexual Assault Centre began to formally recognize community supporters of Taylor the Turtle. For more information on this project, please contact Sexual Assault Centre 519.751.3471 or carrie@sacbrant.ca

The Looksee Checklist– Developmental screening tool for infants and children up to six years of age. This affordable screening tool will assist in the early identification of any developmental delays.