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.
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)
In January of 2008, the Vancouver Island Region of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) initiated a project to develop a sustainable service delivery plan for contracted services in the South Island area, which includes Westshore and Sooke, Peninsula and the Gulf Islands and the core Victoria area.