Clinical practice: Tools and education
- Rourke Baby Record: Evidence-based guides for preventive health care, 0 to 5 years
- Screen time: A clinician’s guide to counselling parents of young children
Position statements from the CPS
- Getting it right at 18 months: In support of an enhanced well-baby visit
- Read, Speak, Sing: Promoting literacy in the physician’s office
- Screen time and young children: Promoting health and development in a digital world
- Economic Benefits of Early Childhood Education: Craig Alexander, former TD Bank Economist, describes the economic benefits of investing in the next generation of workers. Produced by The Atkinson Centre: promoting research on child development, and the development of early learning policy and practice that serve young children and their families.
- The Amazing Talents of the Newborn: Dr. Emmett Francoeur (Montreal Children’s Hospital) and Dr. Jean Clinton (McMaster University, Hamilton) discuss the development of the social brain, new evidence of the environment’s impact on epigenetics and development, and practical methods of applying this information in the clinical exam of the newborn. Both speakers are members of the CPS Early Years Task Force. Recorded June 19, 2013 in Edmonton, Alta.
- You are what your genes experience: Video presentation by Dr. Clyde Hertzman, 2011
- Early Childhood: Standing on Guard for Canada’s Future: Theme issue of Paediatrics & Child Health: The journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society, December 2009
Connecting families with resources in their communities is an important role for health professionals. Here are some links to help find local resources.
Some communities have also developed “pathways” to resources and services for young children. Here are some examples:
- Toronto Early Childhood and Family Resource System
- Ottawa 18-month well-baby visit pathway
- Early childhood development and parenting resource system (Ontario) template is available from McMaster University