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Child Care Links

Alberta Resources

  • Alberta’s Promise
    a movement to facilitate partnerships between communities, businesses, services clubs, foundations and agencies to work together to direct more resources to benefit our children and youth.
  • Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta
    a non-profit, member-based society whose members comprise early childhood educators, out of school care staff, child care staff/contractors, post-secondary ELCC students and faculty members and other groups and individuals. The AECEA serves as a voice for the early learning and child care (ELCC) workforce in Alberta.
  • The Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services
    information about the first province-wide accreditation program for early learning and care services in Canada.
  • Alberta Resource Centre for Quality Enhancement of Early Learning and Care Services (ARCQE)
    (ARCQE) programs and services to enhance the ability of early learning and care services to meet the needs of the children and families of Alberta. ARCQE delivers specialized training and professional development for child care services and for Parent Link Centres.
  • The Alberta Family Child Care Association
    a non-profit organization representing approximately 80 contracted agencies in the province, which serve about 8,000 children. All member agencies offer a quality child care service in a family environment which meets the needs of children and families in each community.
  • Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research (ACCFCR)
    The Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research exists to improve child wellbeing by conducting, funding and mobilizing research for evidence-informed policy and practice. It distinguishes itself through its focus on generating evidence to inform social policy, its collaborative approach and organizational structure: a formal bridge between government, academia, and the community.

Canadian Resources

  • Canadian Child Care Federation
    services and programs for direct service providers, child care organizations, educational institutions, government policy makers and public opinion leaders.
  • Child Care Resource and Research Unit
    resources on children and families with an extensive library of online documents in the areas of children and families.
  • Seeds of Empathy
    fosters social and emotional competence and early literacy skills and attitudes in children three to five years of age while providing professional development for their educators.
  • Welcome Here Resource Kit
    The Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs’ Welcome Here project pairs family resource centres and settlement agencies in four communities to welcome and support newcomer families and caregivers.

U.S. Resources

  • Early Childhood Research and Practice
    a peer-reviewed electronic journal sponsored by ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education of the University of Illinois covering topics related to the development, care and education of children from birth to eight.
  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
    online international journals on Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood with a focus on education research.
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
    organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth to Grade 3. The website contains position statements including program practices and policies of early childhood programs.

International Resources

  • The World Bank Group
    selected internet resources on Early Childhood Development and related topics. Priority has been given to sites of international importance.
Modified: 2017-10-06
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