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Helping Families Grow Healthy Children.

The following sites we recommend:


ZERO TO THREE is a national, non-profit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. 

Alberta Home Visitation Network Association ~ Supporting children and families through home visiting programs across Alberta.

www.ahvna.org  email: [email protected]


Use this website to access the latest research and inform yourself about policies and practices that lead to good outcomes for early childhood development.

Alberta Network for Safe & Healthy Children


Parents sections deals with Crying in particular and can help you understand more about:

  • infant crying: why babies cry, what is normal, and what is colic
  • ways to soothe a crying baby
  • ways to help yourself when the crying is too much
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) and why SBS is included on a web site about infant crying

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Published three times a year, Apple is filled with information on what Albertans can do to lead healthy, balanced lifestyles.

The Foothills Children's Wellness Network is a partnership of early childhood services. It has been established to ensure easy access to community resources devoted to giving children the best possible start in life. www.Foothillsnetwork.ca Sign up for the e-Newsletter to receive tips on parenting, information on programs and services in your community and child development information.

The Child’s Developing Brain

Different areas of the brain mature at different rates, which helps explain many of the intellectual and emotional changes seen in children, teens and young adults. While no two children develop in exactly the same way, scientists have been able to link certain developmental milestones to changes in brain tissue, observed by MRI scans taken repeatedly over years. To view an interactive demonstration of the developing brain, Google: The Growing Brain - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com 

The Alberta Father Involvement Initiative (AFII) is dedicated to promoting responsible fatherhood. Visit the website at www.abdads.ca for more information and view the 6 short video clips about what it means to be an involved dad. "Responsible father involvement is a building block to healthy children, parents, families, communities and society for all."

Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) is a coalition of professional representatives from service agencies dedicated to promoting optimal outcomes for infants (prenatal to 36 months) in collaboration with families and other caregivers. IMHP was initiated in 1988 by the Department of Psychiatry of The Hospital for Sick Children. Since then the organization has grown considerably and maintains strong representation from community-based agencies across Canada. Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) provides a collaborative, informed and passionate voice for infants, families and caregivers. www.imhpromotion.ca 

ALIGN is a Provincial network that works to strengthen member agencies and promotes attitudes, practices and conditions that contribute to quality services for vulnerable children and families since 1967. WRCC is a member agency of ALIGN working towards "building strong and sustainable communities through strong and healthy service agencies".


Every day we take on the ordinary, sometimes challenging, tasks of work, school, parenting, relationships, and managing our busy lives. How do we navigate these tasks successfully? What can send us off course? This new 5-minute video explores the development and use of core capabilities—known as executive function and self-regulation skills—from early childhood into adolescence and adulthood. 

Smarter Parenting is a community of Professionals and Parents who have a passion for helping children. Our mission is to make these proven parenting techniques available to the world to improve the lives of children and families everywhere. The Skills and Lessons on Smarter Parenting come from the Teaching-Family Model. The Model is an "evidenced based" program that has been proven to change and improve behaviors in children and families. Smarter Parenting joins other programs and professionals who use this Model as a way to improve the lives of people around the world.