Resources

Helpful Childcare Links

  • National Network for Child Care – building better child care for America – this site has everything – you must check it out.
  • Small Business BC -Small Business BC is British Columbia’s key resource centre for business information and services.
  • Using Your Home For Day Care – Canada Customs and Revenue Agency now has this booklet is online for your convenience.
  • Women’s Enterprise – BC’s leading resource for women entrepreneurs, offering skills development, business loans, free business guidance, business resources, mentoring, networking and events!

Child Care Sites for Child Care Providers and Parents

Canadian Child Care Sites

  • BC Aboriginal Child Care Society - Non-profit charitable society. The provincial organization serving Aboriginal early childhood programs throughout British Columbia.
  • BC Child Care Resource & Referral Programs – Find the nearest Resource and Referral Program in your community.
  • BC SPCA – Great tips for picking classroom pets, animal information, grieving for a pet, and lots more.
  • Canadian Child Care Federation – Our mission is to improve the quality of child care services for Canadian families.
  • Canadian Paediatirc Society- The Canadian Paediatric Society’s website is designed to provide both CPS members and other health care professionals with information they need to make informed decisions about child health care.
  • Canadian Parents Online – This site includes family related articles, a parent chat line, and all sorts of information (school lunch ideas, ADD and School.)
  • Caring for Kids - Caring for Kids provides parents and caregivers with information about child and youth health and well-being. The site is developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society – the voice of Canada’s 2,000+ paediatricians.
  • Child Care Online – This site provides invaluable information to both parents and providers.
  • Children and Family Development- BC’s Ministry of Children and Family Development site with lots of information for families and providers alike.
  • Daycare BearThe Canadian Childcare Providers Information Network.
  • ECEBC- Early Childhood Educators of BC.
  • ECO KIDS – Providing award-winning environmental education for educators and children.
  • Environment Canada – An oceans website that includes all sorts of information for you on all things watery.

  • First Call – First Call is a coalition of over 60 provincial and regional organizations and hundreds of community groups and individuals who promote legislation, policy and practice that will enable children and youth to achieve their full potential and to participate in making a better world. We believe that children and youth need a first call on society’s resources.

  • Legacies Now

  • Nature Challenge for Kids – David Suzuki’s Environmental site to promote protecting nature.

  • The Family and Workplace Connection – A nonprofit regional dependent care resource and referral organization. Based in Delaware.

  • Supported Child Care – BC’s Ministry of Children and Family Development site with lots of information for families and providers alike.

  • Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre – Provides information, referrals, training and resources to families, individuals and organizations who are seeking the best care and early learning for children.

Other Child Care Sites

  • Active Healthy Kids Canada - Increase support for quality, accessible and enjoyable physical activity participation experiences for young people.

  • A to Z Kidstuff – The name says it all. A wonderful resource full of ideas for pre-school and school-aged children.

  • California Association for Family Child Care – Resource site for family child care providers.

  • DLTK’S Crafts for Kids – A great site full of craft ideas, links to other great craft sites and a weekly newsletter informing you of the latest additions.

  • Natural Learning – An entire site dedicated to fingerplays.

  • National Network for Child Care – building better child care for America – this site has everything – you must check it out.

  • Parenting SA - A wonderful site from South Australia full of great articles and information for parents and caregivers alike.

  • Seussville – A wonderful site full of ideas for Dr. Seuss fans both big and small.

  • The Perpetual Pre-School – This site celebrates the creativity and dedication of all those who contribute to the perpetual education of young children.

Commercial Sites

  • From Apples to Zucchinis – A menu guide and recipe plan written for daycare providers by Anita Stewart an ex-daycare provider with 21 yrs. of experience in feeding little ones.

  • Fun Family Phonics – A fun way for teaching young children letter sounds and recognition. Another BC-owned and operated business!

  • Itchy’s Alphabet© - A visual phonics program for teaching letter-sound correspondence. A BC-owned and operated business.

  • Online Preschool – A commercial site with pre-school activities ready to print and use with your children. Also lots of tips on presenting the activities to children in a fun way.


Sites for Children and their Parents

  • Apple Corps – A twist to Mr. Potato Head, add features and accessories to apples, squash, cabbages, and more. Great place to be silly.

  • Chrisite’s Links to Websites for Kids – Every possible kind of site that would be of interest to children (and their parents!).

  • Electronic Zoo – Links to Sites for Almost Every Type of Animal

  • Environmental sites for kids – Many links to environmental sites for kids. One of the most important things a kid can do for the Earth is to learn about it.

  • Knowledge Adventures – This site has some fun games for children, the children particularly like the dinosaur games (dot-to-dot, CreateASaurus, and more)

  • Mr. Potatoe Head – An interactive version of the classic game. And, YES, there’s supposed to be an “e”!!!

  • Nick Jr. - Lots to do for kids and their parents with all the fun characters from Nick Jr’s line-up of shows.

  • San Diego Zoological Society – For kids who love animals! Send an electronic postcard!

  • Virtual Frog Dissection Kit – For kids who like to take things apart!

  • Wacky Web Tales – Supply the words and you get back a wacky story. Lots of fun!

  • Yahooligans! – A site designed for children.

As a Child Care Professional, you are continually exploring and learning to enhance the quality of your profession.

We invite you to share with our membership some of the unique resources you have created or implemented to ensure quality in family child care.

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