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Early Childhood Education Sources: Websites

Recommended Websites

Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario  : ADCO provides a forum for the owners and managers of independent licensed child care programs to work together to maintain and improve child care quality, and expand the range of child chare choices available to Ontario families.

Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario : Professional association for early childhood educators of Ontario.

Canadian Child Care Directory : Lists child care agencies.

Canadian Mental Health Association : Provides many services for individuals, families and caregivers plus lots of general information about mental illnesses.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health : CAMH is Canada's largest mental and addiction teaching hospital. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
 
Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal  : Provides users with access to research, statistics, and legislation on Canadian child welfare programs and policies.
 
Child Welfare League of Canada : Is dedicated to promoting the protection and well-being of vulnerable young people. CWLC plays a significant role in promoting policy and program development among those in the field of child welfare, child and youth mental health, youth justice and child rights.
 
Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations : The Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations is the national networking organization representing the child and youth care professions in Canada. The Council strives to promote the association movement throughout the nation and through them promote and encourage professional development, advocacy and networking for the membership. 
 
Discover Early Childhood EDU : Discover Early Childhood EDU is the premium guide to all things related to early childhood education (ECE). Look no further to find absolutely everything you wish to learn about a career in ECE. You will find details on what you can expect on a daily basis as a professional educator in a number of positions, such as a preschool teacher or a high-level administrator. You will even find information about some of the best schools in each state for an early childhood education degree.
 

Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC) : Database for finding childcare licensed providers, resources, etc.

 
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada : The Caring Society functions with a particular focus on the prevention of, and response to, child maltreatment. Good source of research publications.
 
Justice for Children and Youth  : Justice for Children and Youth provides select legal representation to low-income children and youth in Toronto and the vicinity. They are a non-profit legal aid clinic that specializes in protecting the rights of those facing conflicts with the legal system, education, social service or mental health systems. They give summary legal advice, information and assistance to young people, parents (in education matters), professionals and community groups across Ontario.
 
National Children's Alliance  : This organization is a "network of 50 national organizations committed to improving the lives of children and youth in Canada."
 
National Youth in Care Network : An organization run by and for people aged 14-24 who are, or have been, in the care of child welfare authorities accross Canada. This website describes their work and lists their publications.
 
Niagara Connects :  This organization enables "a Niagara-wide network of people for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action." Their website provides users with access to the Niagara Knowledge Exchange and Community Calendar and the 2014 Living in Niagara Report.
 
Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors :  A professional association for Child and Youth Counsellors in Ontario.
 

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