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I’m Voting for Kids (Part 4)!

The provincial election is just around the corner, and our last feature highlights how childhood poverty is an issue that affects all of...

I’m Voting for Kids (Part 3)!

Following up our fast facts about the economic impact of investing in early childhood, this month we’ll be highlighting the rippling effects that...

I’m Voting for Kids! (Part 2)

Following up our fast facts about School Readiness from last month, we’re taking this month to highlight how investing in early childhood development...

I’m Voting for Kids (Part 1)!

With the provincial election approaching quickly, we’ll be highlighting some fast facts about child development that you can use to start a conversation...

Snow Safety: Smart Family Winter Fun

Getting outside in the winter is a great way for families to be active. But remember to keep your child safe while doing...

Best Picks for [Active] Indoor Play!

Winter hits hard in Calgary and there come days when we simply cannot go outside safely. When those days come, think Active Indoor...

Celebrate National Child Day 2018!

National Child Day is celebrated annually in Canada on November 20th in recognition of our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children....

Parentese vs. Baby Talk

(originally published by Rhyme & Reason Early Learning) Adults have a natural way of speaking to babies, which most people use automatically, while others...

Prepping your Child for their First Time at School

With preschool and kindergarten starting this month, we wanted to share some tips for making sure the transition continues smoothly! There are lots...

What is ‘Risky Play’ and Why Do Kids Need It?

(adapted from outsideplay.ca by Calgary NW Early Childhood Coalitions) Play is a basic childhood need, and taking risks is a necessary part of that...

Relationships Build Good Mental Health in Children

Resiliency helps with life’s bumps and potholes A child’s foundation for good mental health is built early in life through his experiences, including his...

Move, Sleep, Sit

Excerpts from Dr. JE MacLean’s original article for the First 2000 Days Network In November 2017 the Canadian 24h Movement Guidelines for the Early...