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When Children’s Behaviour is Challenging: Online Tutorial Now Available with Facilitator Guide

Sometimes a child’s behaviour challenges us and forces us to step outside our usual comfort zone. Find out what to do when children’s behaviour is challenging you, common mistakes to avoid, and 7 steps to take when behaviour is challenging in your program. We’ve also developed a Facilitator guide that includes 10 Questions for Group Discussion and Personal Reflection to use with your team, extend your learning and help you identify concrete strategies that you can use in your program. Let’s get started!

International Day of Peace

This year the International Day of Peace focuses on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. You can get involved, and learn more through the TOGETHER initiative. The TOGETHER website promotes respect, safety and dignity for refugees and migrants and has two new animated videos sharing the powerful stories of two young refugees.

Online Learning: Working with Newcomer Children

ECEedu.ca is an online learning platform for early childhood educators. It offers a wide assortment of learning and provides certification of continuing education credits. Some of the topics specific to work with newcomers include: The Settlement of Newcomer Children, Newcomer Children and Child Rights, and School Readiness and Settling the Young Newcomer. The newcomer sessions are developed by Judith Colbert, who has been a researcher for CMAS and a presenter at many of our conferences.

Attachment Theory into Practice Conference in Halifax: October 4-5

Register now for to learn more about using an attachment-focused lens to make positive change in the lives of the newcomer children, youth and families that you work with!

Wash Your Hands Sign (in 24 languages)

This poster simply says wash your hands in twenty-four languages (English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Nepali, Oromo, Ojibwe, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, and Vietnamese). Print it out and post it in the washroom and by the sink in your program today!

Teaching Diversity without the Tourist Approach

One of our greatest strengths in CNC programs is our diversity. Unfortunately, even with our varied backgrounds, caregivers sometimes fall into the trap of teaching children about diversity mainly through special cultural holidays or events. This is referred to as the “tourist approach” because it gives a narrow view of a culture. This article, Teaching Diversity without the Tourist Approach, shares some ideas for how to integrate culture into child care programs in a more holistic way.
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