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Introduction

Raising children raises many questions for parents. Whether it’s choosing a name for your baby, using positive discipline, or finding activities to participate in, we can help with that.

Did you know that our Kids site has lots of information for parents? Find help on developmental stages, raising a reader, homework help and more.


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How to conceive naturally and have a healthy pregnancy after 30 The Happiest Baby on the Block 1-2-3 Magic  1-2-3 Magic Teen

Browse our newest books and movies on these topics

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Looking for help with a specific topic in your family? Staff at Idea Exchange compile booklists focused on sensitive issues and other parenting topics. If the issue you are dealing with is not here, contact us and we'll find resources to help you!


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Psychology Collection

Articles from scholarly and general interest magazines covering topics such as child development, family life, addictive behaviour, therapy and counseling.


WATERLOO REGION PARENTS

Community Support for Parents (FACS)
Supports for children and families in the Waterloo Region. Includes where to find parenting and pre-natal classes, counseling, multicultural, and financial supports.

Find and Pay for Child Care (ServiceOntario)
Information to help you find the right type of care for your family, support your child’s early learning and development, and find child care options near you. Available in many languages.

Activities Guide
Find sports and recreation programs for children and adults in the City of Cambridge.

KW Kids
Find activities for children and parents in the Waterloo Region.

 

GENERAL INFO

Parent Guide
A local and provincial directory of organizations that offer programs, products and services for families. Search the online directory, download a free guide, and read timely articles. Updated daily.

Healthy Canadians
Find facts you can trust on a range of topics related to children’s health and safety, from the Government of Canada.

1-2-3 Magic Parenting
Tips for disciplining your child in healthy ways.

Parents
Magazine articles, videos and forums for Canadian parents from pregnancy through school age children. This magazine is also available in the library.

Today’s Parent
Magazine articles for parents, from pregnancy through to teen years. This magazine is also available in the library.

Family Education Network
Parenting advice, activities for families and children, links to parenting blogs, and current events.

New Dads
Advice for new fathers from other new parents, including articles and videos.

 

YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION

Waterloo Region District School Board
Find public schools in Cambridge.

Waterloo Catholic District School Board
Find Catholic schools in Cambridge.

Ontario Ministry of Education
Find information about your child’s curriculum and guidelines governing education in Ontario, including full-day Kindergarten and school safety.

Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents
Support and resources for parents who are home-schooling their children.

Canadian Home-Based Learning Resource Page
Resources for parents who are home-schooling their children.


There are many local resources and organizations for families in Cambridge and the Region of Waterloo.

Cambridge Family Early Years Centres
Where parents and caregivers can get answers to questions, information about programs and services that are available for young children, and an opportunity to talk to early years professionals, as well as other parents and caregivers in the community.
149 Ainslie Street, North
Cambridge, ON
519.740.8353

KidsAbility
Empowers children and youth with special needs to realize their full potential & provides rehabilitation services for children from Waterloo Region and Guelph Wellington from birth to 18 years of age.
Located at the Chaplin Family YMCA in Cambridge
250 Hespeler Road
Cambridge, ON N1R 3H3
519.621.7580
1.888.372.2259

Family and Children’s Services of Waterloo Region
Cambridge Office - view map
168 Hespeler Road
Cambridge, ON N1R 6V7
519.623.6970

Region of Waterloo Public Health - Child, Youth & Family Health
Turn to them for help in finding answers, resources, and support.
150 Main Street
Cambridge, ON N1R 6P9
519.883.2245

Langs Early Years Centre
A community resource centre, offering Ontario Early Years programs and screening clinics for families.
1145 Concession Road
Cambridge, ON  N3H 4L5
519.653.1470

Salvation Army Community and Family Services
16 Shade Street
Cambridge, ON  N1R 4J5
519.623.1221