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Government of Ontario

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario.

National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.

Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development

The Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development gives you access to important and up-to-date information that is based on the best scientific research currently available. It’s designed to help you sort through all the conflicting information about what promotes, and what hinders, healthy child development so you can make better choices that will result in better outcomes for children.

International Reading Association

The mission of the International Reading Association is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.

Ministry of Education: Publications for Teachers

Ministry of Education: Ontario Curriculum – The Kindergarten Program

Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network

The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network was formed by a group of leading Canadian researchers with a long-standing scientific interest in language and literacy. We believe that Canada’s competitiveness in the future depends on our children being able to communicate effectively. By working as an integrated network, we help Canada’s leading minds to discover evidence-based ways to help children.

The Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development

The Atkinson Centre works to build societal supports for young children and families through university-community collaborations, graduate/professional training and research. During the last year there have been numerous activities in each of these thrusts, as well as new efforts to engage more university faculty in the efforts.

Early Childhood Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation

A joint position statement from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS/SDE) has been developed to address questions about early childhood curriculum, child assessment, and program evaluation.

Birth to Five Policy Alliance

This site provides an opportunity to view American policies on early child development at the state level and to compare the various policies.

ASCD: The Whole Child

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) has developed this site because they believe that children deserve an education that emphasizes academic rigor as well as the essential 21st-century skills of critical thinking and creativity.

Early Childhood Education and Care: Next Steps Report

Report of The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, April 2009.

Patterns of school readiness among selected subgroups of Canadian children:Children with special needs and children with diverse language backgrounds.

This project has been designed in response to community-level requests for empirical data on special and small populations.