Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning


Free e-resources and useful links for childcare professionals, students and parents/caregivers.


http://outdoorplaybook.ca/learn/play-research/the-7-cs/ An interactive guide for designing outdoor spaces, based on leading research from UBC.


http://www.childcarecanada.org/resources A resource bank of links, articles, websites and more for Early Childhood Education research across Canada.


https://timeforchildcare.ca/resources/ Links to research papers, documents and factsheets from the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada.


https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/ Medically approved, non-emergency health information.


https://www.zerotothree.org/resources A database of articles and guides for parents, ECE professionals and policymakers.


http://www.childcarepolicy.net/publications/ Research by economists about early childhood education and policy.


http://www.ecdip.org/reports/ A community and University early childhood development research collaboration from the University of Victoria.


https://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/ijcyfs/index The International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (IJCYFS) - An open access journal providing scholarly research about and services for children, youth, families and their communities.


http://www.frpbc.ca/resources/ BC Association of Family Resource Programs’ resource section for families and practitioners.


http://www.child-encyclopedia.com/ An encyclopedia of early childhood development.


http://www.welcomehere.ca/index.cfm  Resources, information and links for immigrant families and those who work with them.


https://cmascanada.ca/cnc/resources/ Canada’s leading organization that focuses on caring for immigrant and refugee children.


https://content.scienceofecd.com/bcaccess/ Free access to current research on the impact of early experience on lifelong health and wellbeing.


http://www.cccf-fcsge.ca/professional-development/members-resource-library/ A resource library of  early learning and child care knowledge.


http://www.ccsc-cssge.ca/i-am-ece A HR toolkit for early childhood educators.

https://www.reggioalliance.org/resources/free-resources/ A listing of articles recommended by Lella Gandini, Reggio Children liaison in the U.S., for dissemination of the Reggio Emilia approach.

https://www.evergreen.ca/tools-publications/design-ideas-for-the-outdoor-classroom-dig-it-plant-it-build-it-and-paint-i/ Design ideas for the outdoor classroom.

https://heartmindonline.org/resources Tools and resources for social-emotional development. 


https://www.communityplaythings.com/resources Articles, resources and ideas for play and education.


https://vanierinstitute.ca/resources/ Online resources and publications from the Vanier Institute for the Family. 


http://www.excellence-earlychildhood.ca/az.asp Documents from the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development. 


https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/running-daycare-preschool Goverment guidelines on running a daycare or preschool in BC.


https://www.scyofbc.org/resources/ Resources to help a variety of audiences learn more about children's rights and how to uphold them. 


https://ijccep.springeropen.com/ The International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy (IJCCEP) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal about child care and education. 


Kids' Stop Activities, games and stories for youth and educators about Indigenous peoples' culture, history and languages.


https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/benefits-and-guidelines/early-years-0-to-4 Canadian 24-hour movement guide for the early years (ages 0-4).


http://prek-math-te.stanford.edu/ Early math resources for early years teachers and teacher educators.


http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ International Children's Digital Library for multilingual and multicultural stories from around the world. 


https://www.edc.org/resources A database of hundreds of education resources from professional development materials for teachers to research reports for policymakers.


https://showmelibrarian.blogspot.com/p/all-things-steam.html STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) ideas based on popular children's books.