Resources for Parents and Educators

We’ve put together list of resources – including programs, supports, informative videos, and other useful links.

Our blog features useful, informative articles, covering topics from fun activities to professional development – a great resource for day home providers (educators) as well as parents.

General Resources

Today’s Parent

Families Matter – Strengthening families via key protective factors

Respite Child Care

Dr. Jody Carrington

Daniel J. Hodgins


Reading and Literacy

Calgary Reads – Children’s reading and literacy programs

Scholastic Kids

Activities and Fun

Active for Life

Get Outside and Play

Teacher Tom

1000 Hours Outside


Cosmic Kids Yoga Youtube Channel

National Geographic Kids

Lego – Games, videos, and sets for kids

The Muddy Puddle Teacher – Outdoor learning

Child Development

ASQ Developmental Screening

GRIT Developmental Supports


Brain Story Toolkit (Brain Development Video Series) – Alberta Family Wellness Initiative


EDI and the Early Years 

Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF)

Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University

Self-Regulation – The Mehrit Centre / Stuart Shanker

Government Resources

Alberta Family Day Home Standards Manual – Govt. of Alberta

Finding and Choosing Child Care – Govt. of Alberta

Child Care Subsidy – Govt. of Alberta

Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) – Govt. of Alberta

Provincial Family Resource Networks (Program Directory) – Govt. of Alberta

COVID-19 Guidance for Family Day Homes / Family Child Care Programs – Govt. of Alberta

Stress and Trauma Supports

NCPMI – Coping with COVID 19 and other emergencies / disasters

Canadian ACEs and Trauma-Informed Network – Adverse childhood experience and resilience training

Little Warriors – Sexual abuse support

Dr. Bruce Perry – The Neurosequential Model Network