We have compiled this one-stop shop for clinicians and early years professionals to access parent resources and relevant professional development programs.
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This free program comprises two asynchronous online courses and provides early years professionals with an introduction to developmental surveillance and the Early Years Check-In, an approach to help parents and caregivers identify concerns related to a child's development. Earn a certificate of completion that can be used to demonstrate professional development. Learn more at dsi.machealth.ca.
Early Years Check-In Implementation Toolkit
A comprehensive guide to support the implementation of the Early Year’s Check-In (EYCI) and Play&Learn into your practice. It includes materials to support the successful implementation through real-life examples, tips, and case studies from early years professionals using the EYCI and Play&Learn with families.
Explore our free parent and professional resources to promote child development. Help spread the word with parents and colleagues. All our resources are available in English and French and are accessible through internet-enabled desktop, mobile, and tablet devices.
Explore 70+ expert-reviewed online games and activities designed to help parents build their child’s skills at home through play in the areas of language, movement, social and emotional development, and thinking and learning skills. Organized into three age groups: toddler, preschool and kindergarten. Parents can sign up to receive activities weekly in their inbox or by text. Visit playandlearn.healthhq.ca.
The Check-In is a discussion aid to jumpstart a conversation between a parent and an early years professional about child development. Parents rate their level of concern regarding 11 items relating to a child's development in the areas of language, movement, social and emotional development, and thinking and learning skills. It is an easy-to-use visual analogue scale validated for use with children 18 months to 6 years of age. Visit eyci.ca.
A paper version of the Early Years Check-In, including scoring instructions.
This online guide helps parents think about items to discuss with their healthcare team at this milestone check-up. After exploring five topics (physical health, safety, parenting and healthy habits, motor and language skills, and social and emotional development), parents can prioritize items for discussion, then download, email or bookmark their completed plan. Visit myvisit.ca
A paper version of the 18-Month Well-Baby Visit Planner.
The Looksee, formerly the NDDS, helps parents monitor their child’s progress by looking at key skills most children should master between the ages of 1 month to 6 years. Free to Ontarians, the 18-Month Checklist is a key component of Ontario’s Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby. Visit lookseechecklist.com.
A brochure website for parents to learn more about the importance of Ontario’s Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit and access resources such as the Looksee Checklist. Learn more at 18monthvisit.ca.
This full-colour one-pager poster or handout outlines free online and community resources for parents and caregivers.
This print-friendly version of the poster or handout lists free online and community resources for parents and caregivers.
Help spread the word about these free parent tools and resources with our print materials and digital toolkits.
Order free posters, pamphlets and postcards for use in your setting to promote Play&Learn and the Early Years Check-In to parents. Print-ready files are also available for download at dsi.machealth.ca.
Access promotional images, videos and ready-made copy for use in emails, newsletters, or over your social media channels.
The FIRST Course, FIRST KIT, and FAQs provide speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists with evidence-based information and tools to support the implementation of a needs-based, tiered model of service in schools.
DCD is a common health condition that impacts motor skill development. Children with DCD have difficulty learning and doing everyday tasks like printing, getting dressed, or riding a bike. With the right support, children with DCD can participate successfully in school, home, and the community. Learn how to diagnose and manage the condition to help optimize function.
ADHD and eating disorders are relatively common disorders of childhood and adolescence. Developed for pediatric residents, these two self-paced e-learning courses will help you learn more about these important conditions and how they should be assessed and managed.
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