Child Development Expert Corner

The CNC Environment

Online Training Available Length Format Cost
Changing Spaces 2 hours Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
Supporting Resources Available Format
An Environment that Positively Impacts Young Children Early Childhood News Article
Creating Early Learning Environments Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Brochure
Modifying Space and Equipment for Success CMAS Tipsheet

Working with Newcomer Families

Online Training Available

Length

Format Cost
Get Parents and Families Involved in Your Program

2 hours

Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
Parents, Families and Caregivers Working Together

2 hours

Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
Working with Newcomer Families

1 hour

CMAS e-course FREE
Supporting Resources Available: Format
Working with Newcomer Families CMAS Tipsheet

Learning Through Play

Online Training Available

Length

Format Cost
Move Beyond Time-Out to Responsive Caregiving

1 hour

Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
Emergent Curriculum – Debunking the Myths and Creating Shared Understanding

1.5 hours

Early Childhood Investigations Webinar Recording FREE
The Power of Playful Learning in Early Education: How Guided Play Sparks Social and Academic Outcomes

1.5 hours

Early Childhood Investigations Webinar Recording FREE
Responsive Curriculum

1 hour

CMAS e-course FREE

 


Toddlers

Online Training Available Length Format Cost
Understanding Toddlers 2 hours Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
Creating Special Moments with Infants and Toddlers 2 hours Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
Getting to Know Families with Toddlers 1 hour Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
Making a Great Day for Toddlers 1 hour Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
Through the Eyes of a Toddler 1 hour Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
Supporting Resources Available: Format
Terrific Toddlers (17 minutes) CMAS conference video

Early Language and Literacy

Online Training Available

Length

Format Cost
Learning in Two Languages in Early Childhood: What Every Early Childhood Professional Needs to Know

1.5 hours

Early Childhood Investigations Webinar Recording FREE
Early Literacy Beyond Circle Time – Integrating Language & Literacy into Play

1.5 hours

Early Childhood Investigations Webinar Recording FREE
Support Diversity in Your ECE Program With a A Treasure Trove of Free Resources: Libraries and Librarians

1.5 hours

Early Childhood Investigations Webinar Recording FREE
Language-Rich Environments

1 hour

CMAS e-course FREE
Supporting Resources Available Format
Creating a Language-Rich Environment CMAS Tipsheet
A Blueprint for Supporting Emergent Bilinguals in Your Program CMAS Article
Linguistically Appropriate Practice CMAS conference video – 10 min
Print All Around Us CMAS Experts Corner Article

Multilingual Health A-Z

In order to better meet the needs of families and health professionals, Hospital for Sick Kids has translated some of their core information about child health and family quality of life into a number of languages.

Helping You Meet the Requirements: Supporting Dual Language Learning

As an adult, you understand how speaking multiple languages can be an asset—both in the work force and in everyday life. That’s why it is so important for immigrant children to keep their mother tongues…and for you to integrate their languages, where possible, into your program. Read more

Loose Parts

Carolyn Hadcock, from Seneca College in Toronto presented this fun workshop at last year's conference. In this video, you will discover what "Loose Parts" means and how to add "loose Parts" to your program. View video...

Forward Development: ELECT and the Newcomer Child

ELECT stands for Early Learning for Every Child Today. It also stands for an integrated early learning framework that is being used in Ontario to help children from ages two-and-a-half- to six-years reach their full potential socially, physically and emotionally. Read More

A Blueprint for Supporting Emergent Bilinguals in Your Program: Roma Chumak-Horbatsch’s Linguistically Appropriate Practice

At one time or another, all child care professionals in Canada—whether in a newcomer-focused program or not—will likely look after non-English speaking children. Read More