Release of "Nourish, Nurture and Neurodevelopment Resource Kit"

November 10, 2001




OTTAWA, ON -- The Canadian Child Care Federation and the Canadian Institute of Child Health have just released the resource kit: Neurodevelopmental Research: Implications for caregiver practice, on nourishing and nurturing the child's brain for optimal neurodevelopmental health. This kit is a result of a 30-month project, funded by Child Care Vision - Human Resources Development Canada to synthesize the research on brain development and to develop resources in support of excellent caregiver practice.


The kit contains the following items:

  • Summary of Research Findings on Children·s Developmental Health, a background paper by Jane Bertrand
  • What We Know About the Brain, a fold-out of five resource sheets on caregiver practice
  • Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care, resource sheet No. 57 in the CCCF series
  • A wall poster showing the four key elements for healthy brain development
  • A quick reference Resource Guide
  • Overheads and Discussion Notes for presentations to colleagues and parents.

We have worked hard to keep the message about neurodevelopmental health as clear and simple as possible. For optimal development, a child·s brain needs nourishment and nurturing through four actions: breastfeeding, healthy attachment, responsive care, and protection from harm.



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