Early Childhood Education Resources

Canadian Child Care Federation

The Canadian Child Care Federation is a bilingual, non-profit, member-based organization established in 1987. We've grown to include over 21 provincial and territorial affiliate organizations. Our 11,500 members—early learning and child care practitioners, academics, parents and policy makers—share our commitment to excellence in early learning and child care through:

  • best and promising practice
  • capacity building
  • collaborations, networks and partnerships

Website: Canadian Child Care Federation

Canada's Universal Child Care Plan

When it comes to child care, the best role for the government is to trust parents and let them choose what's right for their children. Canada's Universal Child Care Plan provides parents with resources to help balance work and family as they see fit; a plan that supports families regardless of where they live, whatever their circumstances and preferences.

Website: Canada's Universal Child Care Plan

Employment and Social Development Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada - Child and Family: General Information

Website: Child and Family

Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve

The Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve initiative is designed to prepare young First Nations children for their school years, by meeting their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs.

This initiative encourages the development of projects that are comprised of the following program components: culture and language, education, health promotion, nutrition, social support and parental involvement.

The program encourages the development of locally controlled projects in First Nation communities that strive to instill a sense of pride and a desire to learn; provide parenting skills and improve family relationships; foster emotional and social development and increase confidence. It is also designed to assist parents enhance their skills which contribute to their child's healthy development.

Website: Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve

Learn about National Child Day!

National Child Day is celebrated every November 20th to mark the adoption by the United Nations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Parents, educators and all members of Canada's communities are encouraged to celebrate National Child Day. Please visit the National Child Day website for more information.