KidCareCanada Society News
THANK YOU to Daniel, of Patisserie Daniel, on Cook Street in Victoria, BC! Daniel is a strong supporter of early childhood. He takes his role as dad seriously and talks with love about his children. He even watched and commented on the “Conversations with KIDCARECANADA” SHAW TV shows that aired in many parts of BC last year.
Yesterday we told Daniel of an event taking place at the Peninsula Early Years Centre this morning with 10-12 early childhood specialists. (They will pilot the new ABCs book with the families they serve.) Daniel immediately took a LARGE cake box and filled it... read more
It is never too late to nurture a child, but early nurture is best. Every parent can learn how to do this. The ABCs book - ABCs for New Parents - on the KIDCARECANADA website provides a simple “how to” and leads parents to additional resources on social and emotional development, most often videos on the same topic. You can find the free online version of the book here http://kidcarecanada.org/abcs-new-parents-book
Note that this book was developed in partnership with Island Health. Over 30 experts in early childhood development contributed to the book and reviewed it. We are very... read more
At KIDCARECANADA we believe that early nurturing can help to create individuals who are comfortable in their own skin, get along well with others, learn well, are productive and perform acts of kindness throughout their life.
Clint Nickerson was one such person. He knew how to have fun, golfing and following his other pursuits. He formed strong friendships and was a highly productive and well-respected broadcaster and producer. He mentored young people and contributed in many ways to making life better for others.
We are especially bereft at KIDCARECANADA because Clint was... read more
As of the end of June 2017, KIDCARECANADA videos have had over 291,000 views - so we know you are watching! And we thank you for that.
Now we are asking you to let us know how YOU feel about our work. If you can tell us about things we’ve done that have been important (relevant/helpful etc.) to you, we can ensure that we do more of the same! One way you can help us improve is by sharing what you see as meaningful thoughts and ideas from the experts we showcase in our video collection.
#KidCareCanadaQuote is a hashtag we’ve been using on Facebook and Twitter as a way of... read more
Like many non-profits, we at KIDCARECANADA find that we are eternally thinking about funding issues. That is why we are so grateful to four prominent members of the community who generously shared their time and talents with us.We want to thank Calvin Fong, Director of Donor Services at the Vancouver Foundation, Carol Henriquez, Founder, Arts Umbrella, Jack Serlin, Financial Advisor at Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and John Stubbs, President Emeritus at Simon Fraser University (seen in the photo above). All four participated in a panel discussion with our board members,... read more
KIDCARECANADA is proud of our supporters. They care about the well-being of children and are working to create a better world. Here’s a great example!
Our member and supporter, Mary-Jo Ohl states:
“After 36 years as an elementary school teacher librarian I am going to Rwanda this August for three weeks. As part of a team I hope to share my love of literature and children, as well as my knowledge of how to run a library. After the genocide in Rwanda there are few books available and reading is not part of the culture, many children have never held a book. Making both fiction... read more
KIDCARECANADA is, well, Canadian...
But we are delighted when we find that our reach extends beyond our own borders. A recent example is funds that have been donated to us by an online foundation in the UK - a mysterious donor and one we truly appreciate!
This generous donation-- made through the “UK Online Giving Foundation” -- will be used to create resources accessible for ALL families. As a public website with videos translated into many languages, we are proud that our content is available around the world.
We want to say a special and heartfelt “THANK YOU” to... read more
Bathing a newborn is a new experience for parents and, like learning anything new, it requires practice. Many new skills will feel uncomfortable at first but after a short time you will gain confidence with repetition. As you begin to feel more comfortable, your baby will sense it and they too will relax and enjoy the encounter. Bath time then becomes a time for bonding and enjoyment for the infant, parent and family.
The KIDCARECANADA series of “How to Bathe a Baby” videos can help you understand this process. Families bathe their babies on camera as they interact with... read more
KIDCARECANADA is throwing a party: Bubbles, Dancing, and Dessert - November 16th at Telus Garden, downtown Vancouver. Besides having a great time you will help to change lives!
Get your tickets here: https://eventbrite.ca/e/bubbles-dancing-and-dessert-tickets-28381828814
Too many children miss out on the best possible start to life. They do not benefit from the positive impacts of early nurture. KIDCARECANADA teaches why early nurture is critically important for lifelong mental, emotional and physical health and shows how to do it through our appealing and... read more
“Conversations with KIDCARECANADA”
Our Shaw TV series “Conversations with KIDCARECANADA” is airing now through to December. Hosted by Estelle Paget, Executive Director of KIDCARECANADA, we hope you enjoy the insights this series provides.
The knowledgeable guests focus on how early life experiences have a life-long impact on children, families and society, providing key messages for healthy development.
Episode 1 “Early Nurturing”
1. “ Early Nurturing” featured Dr. Andrew Macnab, pediatrician, and Shelley Cardinal, National Indigenous Advisor... read more
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.
If you (or someone you know) has thoughts of doing self-harm, or harm to a baby or anyone else, please call to speak with a trained crisis worker. Local Crisis Helpline numbers can be found through a Google Search. In British Columbia, Canada you can call Mental Health Support (BC-wide) at 310-6789 or you can call the North American line 1 800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
In ANY crisis, your local emergency number is another option and it is always available. Use 911 in North America, 999 in the UK or, if you're elsewhere, use the emergency number for your area.