Early childhood

Report on the State of Early Childhood Learning (2007)

This report, prepared by the Early Childhood Learning Knowledge Centre (ECLKC) of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), assesses the state of early childhood development in Canada according to five indicators: birth weight; physical development, including both fine and gross motor skills; cognitive development; language and communications skills development; and emotional and social development.

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2011-11-29

Attachment (2009)

This booklet, prepared by the Early Childhood Learning Knowledge Centre (ECLKC) of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), is aimed at parents, service providers, policy makers, and the general public.

The authors explain that during infancy, it is critically important for children to bond with and come to treat their caregivers as safe havens, a core process known as “attachment.”

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2011-11-29

Learning Disabilities: Dyscalculia and Dyslexia (2009)

Dyscalculia refers to a persistent difficulty in learning or understanding concepts related to numbers, counting, and arithmetic, while dyslexia refers to difficulty with respect to reading and writing. This brief document offers a description of the two learning disabilities and a discussion of strategies for dealing with them.

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2011-09-16

Science Fun: Experiments and Activities for Family Literacy Groups (2012)

This how-to kit offers hands-on activities to help families develop positive attitudes towards science.

The authors have provided instructions for 12 activities that use materials found around the house, including salt, eggs, ice cubes and food colouring. Among the activities are making ice cream, mixing colours, and planting seeds.

There are also suggestions for picture books to go along with each activity.

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2011-08-16

Child Rearing Manual (2010)

The purpose of this manual is to teach Inuit families about traditional Inuit child-rearing practices and show how these methods can be used today.

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2011-07-12

Adult Literacy Through Family Workshops [Video - 3:27] (2008)

This video, about three and a half minutes in length, focuses on a program that combines writing with reading to help both parents and young children advance their literacy skills.

The “Picture It, Publish It, Read It” program was developed by professors at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia and was piloted with a parents’ group in Yarmouth, in the southwest region of that province.

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2011-05-27

The Early Childhood Population Databases (2009)

This document offers an inventory of databases concerning children ages birth to six throughout the world.

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2011-05-20

Love Grows Brains (2009)

A guide for parents to support their children's healthy brain development

This booklet explains the connection between early childhood experiences, brain growth, and lifelong learning.

The authors explain that the brain grows more from birth to age three than at any other time in a person’s life. They describe how everyday things like cuddling, singing and talking to a baby stimulate brain development.

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2011-02-24

Story Time Adventures (2010)

Story Time Adventures is a program that can be offered to preschool children through a child development centre or early intervention program, in morning or afternoon sessions.

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2011-01-27

Play for Literacy: Celebrating January 27, 2011, Family Literacy Day (2011)

The authors of this document encourage families to become aware of the literacy opportunities surrounding them in everyday life. For instance, they point out that children playing “let’s pretend” are building their vocabulary, developing language skills, and learning how to tell a story.

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2011-01-25

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