Success by 6, South Vancouver Island has identified Aboriginal Engagement as one of its top priorities as we recognize the importance of establishing relationships and cross cultural understanding to support young children in our community. The Council of Partners has identified three strategies to support this engagement which include: support to the Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Network, Aboriginal Community Projects, and Leadership Dialogue.
Child & Family Development
Teaching Kids How To Cope With Their ‘Big Feelings’ If you’ve ever watched your toddler throw themselves on the floor in a heap of hysteria, or watched your tween slam doors in your face and let out ear-piercing screams for something seemingly insignificant, meanwhile thinking to yourself, “What the hell is happening here?” then you might be a parent. Read more at http://www.scarymommy.com/teaching-kids-coping-skills-feelings/
New research being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting suggests the more time children under 2 years old spend playing with smartphones, tablets and other handheld screens, the more likely they are to begin talking later, full article here http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170504083141.htm
How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Heals ChildrenBy Janis Gioia, ComfortingAnxiousChildren.comLooking to enhance your child's therapies with something that can instantly calm, balance and center her? Read more here: http://www.abilities.com/community/timbernook.html#.WTsUSiq4Kik.facebook
bc211 is a Vancouver-based nonprofit organization that specializes in providing information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC. Our help line services include 211, the Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service (ADIRS), the Problem Gambling Help Line, VictimLink BC, and the Youth Against Violence Line. http://www.bc211.ca/
This link is to a new Literacy Resources Booklet produced by Jan Dupuis, Literacy Outreach Coordinator and the Victoria Literacy Task Group.https://southislandliteracy.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/literacy-booklet-final-small.pdf A small number of print copies will become available soon. If you would like a few copies for your office please contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents: Watch Those Social Media Posts Media psychologists warn of the risks of parents disclosing too much information about their children on social media By Kirsten Weir http://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/07-08/social-media.aspx#
An example Parent Survey document from Powell River. Click the first link to view this comprehensive parent survey administered in Powell River and click the second link to view the follow up questionnaire which will be circulated to parents in the coming month. These surveys provide an excellent example of data that can be collected to ensure community needs are being addressed at Early Years planning tables.