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Childcare Educators - Early Years Outreach 

Early Years Outreach is a Middlesex-London Health Unit program that supports Early Childhood Educators and childcare professionals in London and Middlesex County through e-Newsletters, virtual presentations, learning opportunities and online information and resources.



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Developmental Checklist and Resources:

looksee checklist® by ndds
The looksee checklist® by Nipissing District Developmental Screen (ndds) is a developmental checklist that follows a child from one month of age to six years. It provides a snapshot in time of your child's development, and a starting point for discussion with a health/child care professional. The 18-month checklist will remain free however now there is a cost for subscriptions.

Sign Up (Cost starting October 1, 2023)
Inscription (coût à partir du 1er octobre 2023)

Developmental Resources


Healthy Eating and Food Allergies

  • Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) Child Care Healthy Eating Resources
    These child care nutrition resources were created to support child care providers across Ontario in planning and preparing healthy food for children in their care. They reflect current best practices for creating supportive nutrition environments in the child care setting and will help providers meet the food and drink requirements set out in the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (section 42 of Ont. Reg. 137/15).
  • Diététistes en santé publique de l’Ontario Ressources en français
    Ces ressources sur la nutrition pour les services de garde d’enfants ont été développées dans le but d’aider les fournisseurs de services de garde à planifier et à préparer des aliments sains pour les enfants sous leurs soins. Elles reflètent les pratiques exemplaires courantes pour la création d’environnements alimentaires sains dans les services de garde et aideront les fournisseurs de services de garde à respecter les exigences relatives aux aliments et boissons de la Loi de 2014 sur la garde d’enfants et la petite enfance (article 42 du Règl. de l’Ont. 137/15).
  • Gardening at Your Child Care Centre (Health and Social Services Haldimand and Norfok)
    Having a garden at your child care centre is a great way to teach children about how plants grow and to get them interested in fruits and vegetables.
  • 10 TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILD - Have a Positive Relationship with Food & their Body Children are exposed to many messages about food, health, and bodies through media, family, friends and school. Our personal experiences impact how we talk about food and bodies with our children. In the link provided you will find tips to help your child develop a positive relationship with food and their body.

Indigenous Resources


Infectious Disease Resources


Mental Health



Safe Healthy Children:  A Health and Safety Manual for Childcare Providers



Past eNewsletters and New Alerts

April 30, 2024

In this issue:

  • Child Care Menu Planning: A Guide for Providers

  • April is Oral Health Month! The Importance of Baby Teeth

  • National Immunization Awareness Week, April 22-30, 2024

  • Fevers in Children

  • The Active Play Web Portal

March 25, 2024 Alert

Exclusion Criteria and Guidance for Gastroenteric Symptoms

March 19, 2024

In this issue:

  • Poison Help is Here 24/7/365

  • Copycat Cannabis Edibles – Sounding the Alarm

  • Immunization Services Available in Health Unit Run Clinics

  • Increased Global Measles Activity

  • Celebrate Nutrition Month

March 18, 2024 Alert

Solar Eclipse Monday April 8, 2024

Date of creation: March 20, 2014
Last modified on: May 10, 2024