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Webinar: Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning

This recorded webinar discusses guidelines for creating a movement-friendly environment and managing safety. You'll also learn about techniques that build confidence and self-esteem through a wide variety of activities that you can easily use in your classroom.

New Online Tutorial- Understanding Children’s Settlement: The Basics

International research shows that young immigrant and refugee children experience settlement needs in five key areas. To build responsive programs for newcomer children, CNC staff need to understand these unique needs and how they can help. Understanding Children’s Settlement: The Basics is a 15-minute tutorial that describes each settlement need and strategies you can use in your program. It will also give you tips on how you can tell if a child is settling successfully! At the end of the tutorial, you’ll also find suggested resources, a facilitator guide and added group discussion questions so that you can easily facilitate your own team training.

How social-emotional learning helps children with anxiety

Giving kids a solid foundation of mental wellness at a young age seems to fend off more serious problems later. Early childhood programs that use social-emotional learning (SEL) — an approach to teaching children that helps them understand and manage their emotions — may help build mental wellness. And safe, positive environments and interactions are key!

Infographic: Understanding Stress Behaviour

Do you know the difference between misbehaviour and stress behaviour?  The Mehrit Centre has developed this infographic to explain what stress behaviour is, signs to watch for and tips for helping children.

Webinar: Strategies That Promote Language and Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners

Are you creating purposeful learning experiences that foster English language acquisition? Do you have strategies for supporting DLLs in each stage of language development? This webinar is designed to support early childhood educators as they improve children's success with language and literacy development.

The Power of Positive Adult-Child Relationships

In a typical day, educators and caregivers may spend the majority of their time "correcting and directing," leaving little time for "connecting." This article invites you to consider how to shift this balance to spend more time forming connections with the children in your care.

Discipline Without Punishment: Preschool Podcast

This preschool podcast describes the long term impact of punishment on children and why a relaxed, non-punitive approach is more effective than a punishing children to change their behaviour.

Report: Parents Play an Important Role in Early Literacy Learning for Immigrant and Refugee Children

This report explains the important role parents play in supporting home language maintenance and language learning. It information on topics like: cultural models of learning and teaching, how literacy activities and practices differ among families, codeswitching and transferring knowledge across languages.

How Social-Emotional Learning Can Help Challenging Behaviour

Teaching social-emotional skills is an effective strategy for managing and reducing challenging behavior. Fortunately, teaching social-emotional learning (SEL) skills doesn’t mean singling out children- integrating SEL concepts into your programming and daily routines can benefit all children! Here are a few ideas for managing challenging behavior by introducing opportunities for social-emotional learning.
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