Child & Family Development

Aboriginal Engagement Initiative

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.

Teaching Kids How To Cope With Their ‘Big Feelings’

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/

BC 211

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/

Example of a Parent Survey

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.

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