|Factor or condition
||Is the child a boy or a girl? Boys and girls tend to develop and learn differently (e.g. currently boys have lower levels of school readiness).
||Is there evidence of gender stereotyping, or abuse in the family?
||Are women and men from various cultures and backgrounds evident as community leaders?
||Are women’s rights, women’s equality and children’s rights protected?
||Was the child born with a healthy birth weight? Being born small or large for gestational age is linked to obesity and chronic disease.
||How was the mother’s preconception and prenatal health? Folic acid intake for 3 months prior to conception significantly reduces neural tube defects.
||Is there access to health services in the community (e.g. medical, dental, vision, hearing, speech and language)?
||Is there universal access to quality health and specialty services for children?
||Does the child have a medical condition?
||Do family members have chronic conditions? Parents with disabilities or chronic disease may require added supports.
||Is there community support for people with disabilities?
||Is there adequate financial and program support for families with disabilities?
||Does the child have a warm and nurturing environment?
||How is the mother’s perinatal mental health? 1 in 5 mothers will suffer from depression, anxiety or another mood disorder during pregnancy or the first year after birth.
||Are there programs to support mothers’ mental health during pregnancy and postpartum?
||Is there societal support to reduce social stigma of mental illness and provide perinatal mental health services?
||Does the child have consistent and responsive care-givers?
||Do family members experience trauma, abuse or poor mental health?
||Are there community supports such as shelters, respite care, programs and services that promote coping skills?
||Is there societal support to reduce social stigma of abuse and provide services for victims of trauma and abuse and those experiencing mental illness?
||Does the child have a pattern for eating, sleeping and playing?
||Does the family attend to nutrition, set consistent times for sleep and engage in active play?
||Are there parenting classes that offer information on nutrition, sleeping and activity?
||Is the child breastfed or receiving breastmilk?
||Does the family have information and support to make an informed choice to breastfeed?
||Is there public, peer and professional support for breastfeeding women?
||Is the practice of exclusive breastfeeding to 6 months and continued breastfeeding with complementary foods accepted and encouraged?
||Does the child take part in structured and unstructured physical activities for at least 60 minutes and up to several hours per day?
||Are physical activity practices encouraged by family members?
||Are community programs and spaces available to encourage physical activity year round?
||Is free, active play and physical activity encouraged in pre-school and kindergarten curriculum?
||Are children introduced to consistent oral hygiene practices?
||Are oral hygiene and dental health practices encouraged?
||Are low cost dental programs available?
|Factor or condition
||Does the child show a secure attachment pattern to her primary caregiver?
||Is the primary caregiver available and responsive to the child cues to assist her in developing a secure attachment?
||Are programs available to promote attachment parenting?
||Are primary caregivers given financial and instrumental support to develop a secure attachment with their child (e.g. self-employed mothers do not receive maternity benefits)?
||Does the child experience a consistent parenting style?
||Do parents provide a consistent parenting style (e.g. authoritative, authoritarian, permissive or uninvolved)?
||Are parenting programs available? Parents use their own parents as role models, but don’t want to make the same mistakes as their parents.
||Are the rights and responsibilities of parents recognized in workplace and other policies?
||Does the child have relationships with other adults and children?
||Does the family have extended family and/or social networks they belong to?
||Are interest groups available that include the whole family (e.g. religious groups, cultural groups, activity groups)?
||Is there societal support for the development of diverse interest groups that include the whole family?
||Does the child have friends and is there evidence of peer acceptance?
||Is there evidence of acceptance of the family within the community or network?
||Does the community foster a sense of belonging for all families regardless of cultural, sexual or religious orientation?
||Is there evidence of support of human rights, and lack of discrimination?