National Child Day

Information for parents and caregivers:

UNICEF promotes developing awareness of National Child Day by learning more about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, with a link to a summary of the articles included in this historic human rights treaty. In child-friendly language:

Preschool Programs

Physical Literacy: what is it? why is it important? where are the programs? Click here to learn: Physical Literacy

City of Burnaby’s Preschool Programs

Agencies for Children and Families

Burnaby Agencies


Ready, Set, Learn 2015

A community resource guide for families with children from birth to 5 years old.

Community Resource Guide 2015

A comprehensive community resource guide serving Burnaby and New Westminster, for all families and all ages.


Looking for community, government or social services? Dial 211.

FREE Parent’s Helpline: Provides you with help when you need it.

Technical Assistance Centre for Social Emotional Intervention – Printable resources

The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. Teachers may choose to send a handout home in each child’s backpack when a new strategy or skill is introduced to the class. Each Backpack Connection handout provides information that helps parents stay informed about what their child is learning at school and specific ideas on how to use the strategy or skill at home. This series was developed in collaboration with Pyramid Plus: The Colorado Center for Social Emotional Competence and Inclusion and Bal Swan Children’s Center in Broomfield, Colorado.

The Backpack Connection Series includes handouts in four categories:


Heart-Mind Online

A vital resource for parents, caregivers and educators, with resources to educate the hearts and mind of children and promote children’s social and emotional development.

For a brand new collection of resources to build capacity in individuals and communities, produced by the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education, visit their website!

The YMCA Child Care Resource and Referral

Quarterly Newsletter with interesting articles for parents and a list of free events and supports and services.

Screen Time and More Active Play

To learn more about how this relates to your child’s development and tips for reducing screen time visit the following:

ParticipAction – New, National Campaign with a lot of interesting resources and information.

10 ways to help your kids play more!


Some fun, easy, activity ideas and how they help your child’s development, in a variety of ways.

Play Dough

Outdoor Play

Art activities

Bubbles activity