nurturing the best possible start

"ABCs for New Parents" - available now on our website

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 09:36 -- elizabeth

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

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 grateful to them for their contributions and we think you will feel the same way when you read the book. 

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.

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.