Child care providers play a key role in early childhood development. HPEPH provides information and offers programs and resources to support caregivers of children age 0 – 6 years.
Child development follows predictable milestones; however, every child is unique and will develop at their own rate. It is important for both parents and caregivers to learn about child development and use activities to promote healthy growth and development.
Child care providers play a key role in early childhood development, by providing a stimulating and safe learning environment for children. Child care providers are also well-positioned to help identify children who do not meet growth and development milestones. It is best if children receive regular screening to identify areas where they may need extra support. The earlier the screening is done, the better, and making early referrals to the right community services is important.
Resources to Monitor and Support Child Development
- Caring for Kids – Canadian Paediatric Society
- Healthy Baby Healthy Brain
- Is My Child Growing Well?
- Electronic Looksee Checklist
- Ministry of Children and Youth Services – Early Childhood
- Your Child’s Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit