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TFO and Aféseo launch Ontario’s most innovative training lab for early childhood

Sylvie Gravelle, President of the Aféseo Board of Directors, stated: “At a time when the sector is in dire need of access to quality resources in French that are targeted to a Francophone early childhood public, our entire team is delighted with this partnership with Groupe Média TFO! Read more…

 

Play and Cultural Context

Play has been observed in every society where children were studied. It can be considered a universal trait of human psychology. However, like every human activity, it is affected by our cultural context. Different cultures value and react differently to play. Read more…

Free Webinar on April 30th: Learning in Two Languages in Early Childhood

Whether children are exposed to two languages in the home, community, or school, the experience of living with and processing two languages at an early age has significant implications for early childhood educators and other professionals who work with emergent bilinguals. Read more and register here

Alberta Child Care Association Early Learning and Child Care Essential Pieces Conference

The May 9-10th conference will focus on expanding knowledge about leadership roles, brain development and the broader child care community. Read more and register here.

Early Learning and Child Care Conference in Nova Scotia next week!

The sixth annual event will be held at the Burridge Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College in Yarmouth on Saturday, April 5. Conference highlights include workshops on various topics, displays, networking opportunities and more.  Read more…

Ottawa measles cases are cause for concern

With two measles cases in Ottawa, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario has put out a warning. Many people don’t realize that measles is untreatable and can sometimes lead to death in children. The World Health Organization says about 122,000 people died from measles in 2012, mostly young children. Despite high vaccination rates in Canada, health experts say there remain too many pockets of communities where immunization rates are dangerously low. Read more..

 

Looking for multicultural kids songs and nursery rhymes?

You’ll find the lyrics to children’s songs from around the world in both English and the original language here!

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