You've arrived here because you are a parent or an adult that plays a meaningful role in a child's life.

We have links here to resources from several of the groups in our network. They include useful information, tips and ideas as you parent or care for a child.

Being a parent or caregiver may come naturally to you. And, the most important things that you can do to help your child’s development (starting when they are a newborn), are to:  Read, Sing, Talk, Play . . . and love them.

Check out the resources listed here below. And, here are a few starting ideas too about talking, singing, playing and reading aloud with your children.


Calgary Reads

Click here for free resources including literacy-building ideas and book lists by age. There is a free downloadable Parent Handbook and a Read Aloud video to watch, with accompanying tip sheet.


Healthy Parents Healthy Children

Click here for a practical guide to pregnancy and being a parent! Here you'll find the online version of AHS' great provincial resource. As your child grows, learn about typical development in all areas (physical, thinking, language, emotional and social) and what you can do to help your child learn and grow.


ECD Coalitions Calgary and Area

Click here to contact the ECD coalition in your area. The coalitions are local neighbourhood groups that are open to anyone. Find out more about what is going on in your area and how you can get involved.