For Syrian Refugee Children, Kindergarten Is A Safe Haven
Positive experiences in the early years shape and connect a child's growing brain. Research shows that exposure to toxic stress can irreparably change the brains of young children. Investing in quality early education for young refugees — and for all children — can have enormous impacts for generations to come. Early years programs are places to heal and grow strong for children who have experienced trauma.
How To Build A Superstar CNC Team
Building a superstar CNC team can be challenging but extremely rewarding. A CNC team that comes in every day happy and motivated makes a huge difference to how your program operates. But working in child care can be tough, which makes a tight-knit team that is on the same page regarding mission and values so key. It all starts with remembering that we are all human and tapping into that. Here are some foolproof ways to build a great CNC team!
10 Questions To Ask When Hiring Early Childhood Educators
Finding and keeping quality CNC staff can be tough! Hiring and managing a team is one of the most challenging parts of running a CNC program. The interview is an opportunity to set the stage for a good working relationship and really get to know the candidates. Here are 10 questions you should ask when hiring early childhood educators for your CNC program.
Well Beings Forms and Checklists: Your Guide to Health in CNC
Well Beings is the leading Canadian resource that promotes safe and healthy practices in child care settings - and the Canadian Paediatric Society has made some of the forms and checklists from Well Beings even easier to use! As you start back into your program this month, take a moment to review these Well Beings forms and checklists to ensure you're off to a healthy start.
CNC in Action: Inspiring Care Beyond CNC
For years, Opal Robinson, has been caring for children who are new to Canada. However, it was her own travels abroad that transformed her work with children—both within and beyond the CNC program. Read more....
Resilience Building Strategies for Everyone!
Devereux Centre for Resilient Children has created these simple infographics with some of their favourite resilience-building strategies for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and adults. They're full of important reminders, easy to print and post for everyone to see!
How-to-Video: 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve & Return
Did you know that you can help build a child’s brain – starting even before babies can talk? Simple serve and return interactions between adults and young children help make strong connections in developing brains. And, it’s easy and fun to do! This how-to video from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child breaks down serve and return into 5 simple steps and features adults and young children doing each step together.
Fizzing Fine Motor Trays
Setting up opportunities for open ended sensory and fine motor play doesn’t need to be difficult or overly complicated. Here's a new idea that combines sensory and fine motor fun!
Free diversity posters to download and print
Here are some beautiful posters that celebrate diversity to help you get your program ready for the fall!