Resources & Links

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Resources especially for parents

Resources especially for early years educators, caregivers, & organizations

  • Children & Youth with Special Needs: A Framework for Action
    This cross-ministry CYSN Framework for Action is B.C.’s strategy to improve access, quality and coordination of services for children and youth with special needs & their families. It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Children and Family Development, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health Services. The Framework provides a foundation for coordinated, collaborative action among people working in the health, education and social service sectors in B.C., and a platform of common values, principles and overarching strategies to guide the work. Participation and action from all sectors and from families will be required to help us reach the goal of better supporting children and youth with special needs
  • Early Development Instrument
    The Early Development Instrument (EDI) is a questionnaire developed by Dr. Dan Offord and Dr. Magdalena Janus at the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University.
    The questionnaire has 104 questions and measures five core areas of early child development that are known to be good predictors of adult health, education and social outcomes.
  • Early Intervention Therapy Guidelines 
    Guidelines for early intervention therapy developed by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development in January 2009
  • BC Child Poverty Report 2014
    First Call Coalition’s 2014 BC Child Poverty Report Card
  • Strong Start
    The British Columbia’s early education website full of information that is designed to support facilitators with the development and delivery of the StrongStart BC early learning program.

Links especially for parents and grandparents



Parenting Support

Links especially for educators, caregivers, & organizations



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