Ontario Public Health COVID-19 school and child care screening : https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
Childcare is always an essential service :
Child Development Links
5 Facts about motivation that are often misunderstood : https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/5-facts-about-motivation-that-are-often-misunderstood/
Free Play : 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.
First Words : Did you know that there is an online tool through First Words you can use to check on your child’s development? TheCommunication 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/
Early Language : Help Your Child Develop Early Language
Early Experiences : How a child’s brain develops through early experiences.
Municipal and Provincial Links
Some more useful resources for parents and caregivers: