nurturing the best possible start

Testimonials - What people are saying about us!

 
 
 
 
 
KidCareCanada is now one of the most effective organizations for parents and other caregivers operating in BC today. 
Dr. Janet Werker
FRSC, Professor and Canada Research Chair, 
Department of Psychology UBC, Director of the Infant Studies Program 
 
 
 
With the focus on the social and emotional foundations of child development, KidCareCanada has honed in on the most important facets that parents can influence, as it is social and emotional well-being that best ensure a child’s success in not only their interpersonal, but also their educational experiences. 
Dr. Janet Werker
FRSC, Professor and Canada Research Chair, 
Department of Psychology UBC, Director of the Infant Studies Program 
 
 
In other words, through KidCareCanada, Estelle Paget has achieved her goal of translating original research into an accessible form that parents and other caregivers use, and in so doing, has made a difference in the lives and futures of young children. 
Dr. Janet Werker
FRSC, Professor and Canada Research Chair, 
Department of Psychology UBC, Director of the Infant Studies Program 

 

 

The work of this small but powerful organization provides parents and other caregivers with the tools and the confidence they need to better ensure the optimal development of young children. 
Dr. Janet Werker
FRSC, Professor and Canada Research Chair, 
Department of Psychology UBC, Director of the Infant Studies Program
recipient of the SSHRC Gold Medal, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council highest research honour.
 

 

KidCare Canada, under Estelle Paget’s excellent leadership, has been an innovator in evidence-based knowledge mobilization on early childhood development.

Padmapriya Kandhadai

Researcher and Instructor, University of British Columbia 

 

 

In all the videos from KidCare Canada, it is evident how much Estelle cares about multiple perspectives with videos highlighting children, interviews with parents, practitioners and researchers, beautifully complimented with observational clips of early childcare settings at home - everyone has a voice including the child, and that is brought out beautifully by KidCare Canada.

Padmapriya Kandhadai

Researcher and Instructor, University of British Columbia 

 

 

I can attest to the great impact that these videos have in advancing best practices as well as spurring new research ideas. 

Padmapriya Kandhadai

Researcher and Instructor, University of British Columbia 

 

 

Estelle … has a passion for understanding early childhood development and a drive to bring that knowledge to each and every individual in the community. She deeply cares about every child, about every child's home, and about every child's broader community. She works hard to bring knowledge about early childhood at virtually no cost to community stakeholders. 

Padmapriya Kandhadai

Researcher and Instructor, University of British Columbia 

 

 


Dr Stefanie Green

 
This idea of quality, research backed information, presented in an easy to absorb format and available to all seemed too good to be true. 
Dr. Stefanie Green
Maternity Physician
 
 
These videos promote both social and emotional development of newborns and do not preach, but TEACH how this can happen with small, practical ideas for all new parents. Many videos also validate the range of emotions and challenges of new parenthood and provide resources for those in need of extra support. 
Dr. Stefanie Green
Maternity Physician
 
 
… I am even more hopeful that … the day will arrive when every public health nurse in the province of BC will be able to promote this outstanding work for their clients, that health care providers from doulas to doctors will know the name KidCareCanada and use this body of innovative work as a resource for themselves, their students and their patients. 
Dr. Stefanie Green
Maternity Physician
 
 

 

 

KidCareCanada has found a way, backed up by the research, to help parents from all backgrounds learn WHY early nurture is important, and HOW to do it!  

Indira Samarasekera, O.C.

President Emerita, University of Alberta

 

KidCareCanada manages to entice some of the world’s leaders in early childhood research and practice to share their knowledge in language that appeals to parents, caregivers and the professionals who support them.  

Indira Samarasekera, O.C.

President Emerita, University of Alberta

 

KidCareCanada produces high quality, accessible, culturally respectful and trustworthy videos that are a delight to watch. 

Indira Samarasekera, O.C.

President Emerita, University of Alberta

 

Every childcare provider would benefit by having, at their fingertips, the current research on infant and child development. These videos provide an excellent tool for Early Childhood Educators. 

Indira Samarasekera, O.C.

President Emerita, University of Alberta

 

 


 

 
What makes these videos so innovative is that they are based on current theory. So very much of parenting information available online is merely personal experience and not validated by good research. In addition, much of the parenting information [available online] is biased by the promoters' financial gains. 
 
Dr. Carolyn Steinberg
MD, FRCPC, Clinical Associate Professor UBC, 
Medical Leader, Richmond Hospital, Early Childhood Mental Health Program
 
 

 

 
 
 
Not only is the information in the videos they produce informative, it is also visually stimulating and a great way to get honest, dependable tips on everyday parenting. It is one-stop shopping for new parents and seasoned parents alike — leading to healthier and happier babies.
 
Kristina Verruyt
Legislative Bureau Chief, Shaw TV, Indigenous Advisor
 
 
 
 
The more I view KidCareCanada resources, the more I believe they would be of value to every child care provider. 
Kristina Verruyt
Legislative Bureau Chief, Shaw TV, Indigenous Advisor
 
 
 
These resources have the potential to improve the quality of child care for every child in the province.
Kristina Verruyt
Legislative Bureau Chief, Shaw TV, Indigenous Advisor
 
 
 
As I am of First Nations descent, Estelle was excited to have me vet the content of their programming before it went public, something that is very admirable of her to do. She was very sensitive about not being offensive in any way to new parents, especially those who identify as being Indigenous.
 
Kristina Verruyt
Legislative Bureau Chief, Shaw TV, Indigenous Advisor
 
 

 

 
 
We are delighted to share these heartfelt comments, and with your permission we'll share your testimonials too. Please email info@kidcarecanada.org
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.