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FILM: Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action- The Early Years

A new film, Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years, features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film demonstrates the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education and provides a much-needed resource for teacher education and professional development. It also includes an accompanying viewer guidebook and suggestions for using the film for professional development for your team!

50 Earth Day Activities for Children and Families

Earth Day is our annual reminder to slow down and appreciate the bounty of the earth. Here's a list of 50 Earth Day activity ideas that you can share with families this week to encourage children to create objects from natural and recycled materials and spend more time outdoors.

Webinar: Beginning Again – Charting a Path Forward for Children, Families & Professionals

Are you back in your program or preparing for that day soon? In these unprecedented times, there are bound to be new challenges and needs. This webinar explores experts’ ideas for fusing what we have known with recent insights and innovations. It focuses on the social-emotional needs of children, families, and professionals, key principles of resilience, and opportunities to embed greater equity and cultural responsiveness. 

Looking for resources to support English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners?

This collection of EAL teaching and learning resources includes worksheets & activity sheets for teachers, professionals and parents to support them in effectively communicating and helping children learn English as an Additional Language.

Podcast: Improving Children’s Attention Spans Through Play

In this episode of The Preschool Podcast, you'll learn about children’s attention spans, and how educators and parents can foster learning and regulated attention through intentional play.

Supporting Parents and Caregivers with Trauma Histories during COVID-19

COVID IMAGEA new Child Trends brief outlines strategies that can be used during the pandemic to support parents who have experienced trauma. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, caregivers have faced many challenges, including unemployment and benefits cuts, loss of child care, and the need to supervise virtual learning. Research shows that chronic stress and hardship can negatively affect parents’ and caregivers’ ability to support and nurture their children, and these effects are even greater for parents who have a history of trauma.

Webinar: Everyone Needs Attention – Helping Children Thrive

Attention seeking is seen as misbehaviour in young children, and giving them the attention they need is often interpreted as reinforcement of bad behaviour. This webinar is an opportunity to reflect on how we, as adults must manage our emotions when children seek our attention, include how-to strategies to help the reader reflect on how they sought out attention as children as well as some concrete steps to assist in self-explorations.

The ABC’s of Racial Literacy

All kids need a strong individual and group identity, but racism hurts the healthy development of both. Racism hurts our entire society. Sesame Street in Communities has resources to help develop children’s understanding, curiosity, resilience, and empathy—and to prepare for the task of building a better world by standing up, standing tall, and standing together.

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