BHCELC subscribes to the philosophy that children learn best when offered opportunities for unstructured play. We promote the use of “loose parts” both inside and outside of facility.
Please have a look at the Canadian Public Health Association’s position on free play.
Did you know that there is an online tool through First Words you can use to check on your child’s development? The Communication Checkup is an online screening tool created for parents and legal guardians living in Ottawa, Ontario. It should take just 15-30 minutes to complete. firstwords.ca/communication-checkup/
Help Your Child Develop Early Language
Being the Bridge
How a child’s brain develops through early experiences
Some more useful resources for parents and caregivers: