PolicyWise for Children & Families exists to improve child, family and community well-being by leading, creating and mobilizing research and evaluation for evidence-informed policy and practice.
Our organization is about the value of children. We value children. In order to protect and enhance our children, to promote their safety and their healthy growth and development, we are committed to providing Canadians with the very best in early learning and child care knowledge and best practices. Our tools are research and knowledge dissemination, the creation and nurturing of active networks.
The mission of the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) is to improve our knowledge of the social and emotional development of young children.
Between the ages of 0 and 5, children experience a phase of accelerated growth. The education, care and attention they receive during this crucial period of development have a decisive effect on their future.
It is therefore extremely important for service providers, planners, policymakers and parents to thoroughly understand the significance of early childhood to ensure that young children’s social and emotional needs are fulfilled.
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.
The mission of Disability is Natural is to encourage new ways of thinking about developmental disabilities, in the belief that our attitudes drive our actions, and changes in our attitudes and actions can help create a society where all children and adults with developmental disabilities have opportunities to live the lives of their dreams, included in all areas of life.
Working in partnership with Alberta Education, Galileo Educational Network has developed comprehensive resources for parents and professionals in play-based early childhood education, focusing on children between the ages of three and eight. Parents can use the site to discover what kind of learning results from effective play-based environments, what it looks like, and how to enhance their child’s education through play.
Habib’s documentary film “Including Samuel” examines the educational and social inclusion of youth with disabilities as a civil rights issue.
The overall goal of the Pyramid Plus Center is to increase the use of evidenced-based, early childhood social emotional and inclusive practices in early care and education settings.
Research and Training Center (RTC) on Early Childhood Development
Our web site is designed specifically for parents, therapists, early childhood educators, and early interventionists, as well as researchers. The website includes information about effective early childhood intervention practices based on research.
SpeciaLink’s goal is to expand the quality and quantity of opportunities for inclusion in child care, recreation, education, and other community settings, to young children with special needs and their families.
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI)
The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. Most of these free products are available right here on our website for you to immediately view, download and use.
Zero to Three is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.