If you work with children, youth, and families, it’s important to keep up with the latest research in your field. Our website provides easy access to online resources that keep you up-to-date. We have collections of practical tips, strategies, and tools that can help you support families and make a positive impact on the lives of children and youth.


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Collection – Connect Play and Learn Everyday

Your go-to resource for fun and educational activities.

Connect Play and Learn Everyday is a website designed to connect professionals and parents with the resources and support they need to help children grow and learn.  It offers a wide range of free activities and resources that promote learning through play. With an easy-to use interface, professionals and parents can access information and resources that are tailored to their specific needs and interests.  Connect Play and Learn Everyday is a valuable tool for anyone looking to support children’s growth and learning.

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Collection – Early Years Mental Health Toolkit

The Early Years mental health toolkit is a complete resource that helps support the mental health and well-being of young children.

A team of experts in child development and mental health created this toolkit, and it provides a wide range of information, resources, and tools that can help childhood professionals promote positive mental health in children from birth to six years old.

The toolkit has practical tips and strategies for promoting social-emotional development, building resilience, and supporting positive relationships between children and their caregivers. It also has information on community resources and how to access mental health services.

This toolkit is a must-have resource for anyone who cares for young children.

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Collection – Halton Youth Impact Survey (HYIS)

The Halton Youth Impact Survey is a survey that helps us understand how young people are doing in Halton.

It asks questions about physical activity, mental health, substance use, and relationships.

When we look at the answers, we can see where young people might need more help or resources.  The survey is important because it helps us understand what young people need and how we can help them grow.

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