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National Center for Fathering
Our goal is to help men be better fathers. Most fathers who use this site are looking for practical tips and suggestions on how to improve their fathering of teens, school-aged children, adult children and grandchildren.
Dads Today
Every father leaves footprints of morals, values, priorities, and how to make decisions. Not an easy task as little eyes watch our every move. But the rewards are endless as our children grow into happy adults who have healthy relationships, make good decisions, and care for the communities they are a part of.


Reading is Fundamental
This site provides information for coordinators, educator and parents including on-line resources, booklists and tips and activity ideas to help motivate kids to read.

Local Literacy

For Parents

Todays Parent
Canada's #1 parenting magazine. At Todaysparent.com you'll find a parenting community to call your own, with a library of information on all the ages and stages of your growing family, fun tools and features, discussion forums to swap advice with other parents, and contests that give you the chance to win fantastic prizes.
Canadian Parents Online
A resource for parents on a variety of parenting issues, including tips on encouraging children to read.
Growing Healthy Kids
A guide for positive child development.
The Canadian Toy Testing Council
The Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) is a non-profit, voluntary, registered charitable organization, working for parents since 1952. Our job is to test toys and to help you make good toy purchases!
I Am Your Child
A national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of early childhood development and school readiness
Bullying.org is dedicated to increasing the awareness of, and the problems associated with, bullying and to preventing, resolving and eliminating bullying in society.





Family Life
A Guide to Promoting Resilience in Children: Strengthening The Human Spirit
Over the last five or so years, a number of international meetings have addressed the construct of resilience. It is the conclusions of these meetings, together with the literature, that have led to the definition of resilience that is used in the International Resilience Project
Child & Family Canada
A unique Canadian public education website. Fifty Canadian non-profit organizations have come together under the banner of Child & Family Canada to provide quality, credible resources on children and families on an easy-to-navigate website.
Mothers In Motion
A website for women who want to lead healthy lifestyles and mentor their children to do the same.
Child Care
Child Care Resource & Research Unit
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) focuses on research and policy resources, advancing a universal, high quality, publicly-funded, not-for-profit, inclusive system of early childhood education and care in Canada.
National Network for Child Care
NNCC unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. Our goal is to share knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the landgrant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public. We network with committed individuals around the country to bring you practical information and resources that will be useful to you in your everyday work with children.
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) was founded in 1981 to advocate for universally accessible, quality, non-profit regulated child care in the province of Ontario.
Ages & Stages

Free Developmental screening checklists!

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) has acquired province-wide rights to make the Nipissing District Developmental Screen™ (NDDS™) widely and broadly available throughout communities in Ontario. This tool is now available FREE on the intranet.

The NDDS™ is a developmental checklist for parents to help them understand how their child is growing and developing. From the tool, parents can also learn various activities to stimulate their child’s development. In supporting parents and caregivers with information and activities to enhance their children’s development, and as part of Best Start’s commitment of helping to provide early and ongoing screening of all children to identify potential issues, needs and risks, MCYS will make the NDDS™ more available throughout communities in Ontario.

The NDDS™ is the parent tool recommended for use in the enhanced 18 month well-baby visit. In the discussion of their child’s development with their primary care provider at the 18 month well-baby visit, use of the NDDS™ will provide the parent with a structured framework to discuss their child’s development. The checklist is designed to enhance parent’s knowledge and strengthen their role in the review of their child’s development. Through this process practitioners learn that parent’s are the “experts” on their own child and play a key role in providing knowledge about their child’s development. This kind of preventative care in conjunction with primary care assessment allows for early intervention, treatment, and appropriate referrals to services when needed. In addition, it also allows for opportunities for primary care providers to discuss, assess, and advise about parenting practices and provide parents with information about child health and development, parenting skills, and safety practices.
Baby Center

The most complete online resource for new and expectant parents

Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development
The mission of the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) is to improve our knowledge of the social and emotional development of young children.
Between the ages of 0 and 5, children experience a phase of accelerated growth. The education, care and attention they receive during this crucial period of development have a decisive effect on their future.
Zero to Three
A national resource on the first years of life