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ABC's for New Parents - Community Producer, Estelle Paget


ABC's for New Parents - Community Producer, Estelle Paget


Shaw TV South Vancouver Island's video showcasing the The "ABC's for New Parents” book, which was was developed through the collaboration of the Vancouver Island Health Authority and KIDCARECANADA.

New moms and expert professionals are featured in both the book and the SHAWTV video, providing valuable tips to new parents with regard to the social and emotional development of babies.

For families, or anyone who provides care for young children, as Dr. Dee Hoyano, Medical Health Officer with Vancouver Island Health Authority, says ”it’s important to have resources ready and available for them when they need it.”

"ABC's for New Parents” is freely available online at and for people in the greater Victoria area, hard copies of the book are also in the library system or for purchase at either Munro's or Tanner Books.

KIDCARECANADA wishes to express gratitute to Shaw TV South Vancouver Island and to everyone who participated in the filming of this video. There has probably never been a time in the world where it has been more important to have people who are well-balanced, who know how to regulate their emotions, and who know how to be reflective - skills that are learned very early in life.

Dr. Dee Hoyano
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
We thank the Victoria Foundation for their support
Vancouver FoundationWe acknowledge the financial support of the Vancouver Foundation

The content of KidCareCanada videos is informed by current research and shared by experts in the field. It should not be used for diagnosing or treating, and is NOT a substitute for professional care.

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