CNC in Action: Helping ParentsMennonite New Life Centre of Toronto believes it is important to help immigrant parents take an active role in their child’s education. This can be challenging for families who find the school system in Canada very different from what they were used to in their home country. By participating in events through a school’s parent council, they can get to know the teachers and school administrators, and get a better understanding of what and how their children are learning. To help parents of children in the CNC program make that leap, Mennonite started a Newcomer Parent Council.
Podcast: Immigrant and Refugee Children in ChildcareIn this recording, Julie Dotsch, writer, presenter and trainer for CMAS, discusses research and practices that support refugee children and families. She looks at the importance of keeping traditions alive by integrating them into the new culture as well as the importance of newcomer families maintaining their home languages.
Immunization Information for Newcomer FamiliesAll CNC programs must provide newcomer families with information on immunization in Canada. This can be difficult when you serve a vast number of languages and the information is complex. Health Canada has recently jreleased: A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination in Canada that can help. The in-depth guide is available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.f valuable material) is available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.
Hand in Hand: A Parenting Journey – Parenting Guide for NewcomersWhat are the laws surrounding child abuse in Canada? Do I need to change my parenting style? Should I be scared of losing my child? Hand in Hand: A Parenting Journey answers these common questions from newcomer parents, among many others. With input from Canadian families and newcomers, this guide gives families new parenting tools and information about resources that can support their parenting in Canada.
Quick Tip Video – Stop Sign: A Conflict Resolution Tool
In this 2-minute video, learn how and why to use a stop sign as a conflict resolution tool in your program!
Conference: The World Forum on Early Care and Education, May 9–12The World Forum for early childhood educators is being held in Auckland New Zealand this year. It’s an opportunity for early childhood educators from around the world to meet, share ideas, hear the latest research and form relationships that span the globe. For registration information and to see all that is happening at the conference, click the link above.
Webinar: Preschool Health and Safety Matters
As program directors and teachers, you must be able to protect children from harm and promote their health and well-being. In this webinar, you’ll learn basic practices for keeping children safe, and ideas for educating children and families on health and safety issues.