Government of Manitoba

"Play nourishes every aspect of children's development. It forms the foundation of intellectual, social, physical and emotional skills necessary for success in school and in life. "
Hewes, 2006

An Action Plan for Science Education in Manitoba

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Manitoba Child Care Association
The Manitoba Child Care Association is a non-profit, membership-funded organization that provides services to child care facilities and individual members throughout the province, including early childhood educators, child care assistants, family child care providers, boards of directors of centres, students, advocates and professionals.

Learning Fair for Manitoba Kindergarten Teachers (Adobe Icon 576 KB)
Professional Learning Opportunity for Kindergarten teachers that took place on March 8, 2013. See the PowerPoint Presentation (Adobe Icon 3.78 MB) from the event.

Bookmates is a Manitoba based non-profit organization established in 1984 that promotes and supports family literacy through various activities.

Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC)
The Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of effective practice in educating students with exceptional needs in Manitoba. MCEC is affiliated with the international branch of the Council for Exceptional Children and the national organization, the Canadian Council for Exceptional Children. MCEC is also a Special Area Group affiliated with the Manitoba Teachers' Society.

The Science of Early Child Development
An on-line resource from Red River College which provides the latest and most up-to-date information and resources for early childhood educators, policy makers, and program leaders.

Family Dynamics
An accredited not-for-profit, community-based agency registered as a charity and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors dedicated to strengthening families and building healthy supportive communities. Family Dynamics provide a variety of programs and services for more than Winnipeg 6,000 families each year.

Fort Whyte Alive
Fort Whyte Alive is dedicated to providing programming, natural settings and facilities for environmental education, outdoor recreation and social enterprise. In so doing, FortWhyte promotes awareness and understanding of the natural world and actions leading to sustainable living.


Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC)
The CAYC is the only national Canadian association specifically concerned with the well-being of children, birth through age nine.

Canadian Child Care Federation
A national body of provincial and territorial child care associations committed to providing Canadians with the very best in early learning and child care knowledge and best practices.

Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEEC)
The mandate of the CEECD is to foster the dissemination of scientific knowledge on the social and emotional development of young children, and the policies and services that influence this development. The organization formulates recommendations on the services needed to ensure optimum early childhood development.

Childcare Resource and Research Unit
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is an early childhood education and child care (ECEC) policy research institute with a mandate to further ECEC policy and programs in Canada.

Child Care Human Resources Sector Council
The Child Care Human Resources Sector Council (CCHRSC) is the hub for information on human resource issues in Canada's early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.

Kid’s Health and Safety
An information resource related to children’s health and safety provided by the government of Canada.

Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)
CAPC is a community-based children’s program delivered by the Public Health Agency of Canada jointly managed with the provinces and territories. CAPC has supported the development of programs that promote the healthy development of young children (0-six years). Through CAPC, supports and activities are made available to children and their families facing challenging life circumstances.

Human Early Learning Partnership
HELP is located at the University of British Columbia and focuses on early childhood development research. HELP uses a longitudinal research approach to advance scientific understanding of the importance of early childhood development as a determinant of long-term health outcomes.


ZERO TO THREE Early Experiences Matter

ZERO TO THREE is a national (American) non-profit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Their mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.

Australia's Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The Framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is the best vehicle for young children's learning providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development. The Framework also recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.