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Developing Brains

Posted by Cheryn on May 8, 2012

Enough is now known to be able to say clearly that, for children to reach their full potential, supporting the healthy development of their brains is paramount and the powerful effects of early environments, both physical and social, can no longer be ignored. The current issue of Early Childhood in Focus from the Bernard van Leer Foundation starts with a basic explanation of the brain and how it functions for people with little or no previous knowledge of the field; continues with an overview of the developmental processes involved as the child's brain grows and matures in constant interaction with the environment, from conception through to adulthood; and concludes with a section on the powerful effect of early environments, both [physical and social, on the developing brain. Download here.

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Little Kids, Big Questions

Posted by Cheryn on May 8, 2012

Little Kids, Big Questions is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Each podcast features an interview with an expert that focuses on how to apply research to daily interactions with babies and toddlers. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is offered by Zero to Three Online Resources.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Posted by Cheryn on May 8, 2012

Pioneering Leaders - Tamarack Institute
Thursday, May 10, 2012
11:55am - 1:00 pm (EST)

Making Collective Impact Work - Tamarack Institute
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
11:55 am – 1:00 pm (EST)

Free EYCDI Webinar
Influencing Public Policy: Tips and Traps - Human Early Learning Partnership
Monday, June 11, 2012
12:00 – 1:00 pm (PST)

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New Forum: What's Your Story?

Posted by Cheryn on April 16, 2012

We know you all lead busy lives and are inundated with reports, surveys and evaluations - but we really want to hear how you create change in your community. So tell us a story - in 6 words! Visit the EYCDI website, click on Networks and then the forum, Storytelling for Community Change. In 6 words write a story about how you are creating change in your community.

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Celebrating BC's Family Champions

Posted by Cheryn on April 16, 2012

FAMILY CHAMPIONS COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES  
Big or small, old or young, brand new or been around the block, the BC Council for Families want to hear about them all! It's time again for the BC Council for Families' Distinguished Service to Families Awards, and they are asking you -- members and supporters -- to tell them about the hardworking family champions in your communities! They will  honour one organization and one individual with a Distinguished Service to Families Award this spring, at their Annual General Meeting in Vancouver. Download the information package here.

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