Kindergarten Readiness

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

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.

Community Summary - Early Development Instrument (EDI)

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) collaborates with academic, government, school, and community partners to gather data and report on child well-being in British Columbia. In 1999, HELP began collecting and mapping population level child development data province-wide using the Early Development Instrument (EDI). The EDI data provide communities and policy makers with the information they need to monitor children’s development, and to develop effective program and policy responses that will help B.C.’s children and families thrive.

Wave 5 (2011/12 - 2012/13)

Salt Spring Island Play Tour

The Early Years Play Tour is a community initiative organized by the Coalition for Children and Families of the Southern Gulf Islands. This event is an opportunity for families to learn about different local, licensed child care centres, and programs for families on Salt Spring Island. Families pick up a map to the centres on the tour in the morning, sampling different programs to get a sense of what best fits their familys needs. They will also receive a Family Resource Guide that contains information about the various early childhood centres in the community.

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