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New Online Tutorial: How Your Early Learning Environment Impacts Behaviour

Did you know that having a well-thought out space can be like having an extra adult there to help guide children's behaviour and 'show them the way'? The How Your Early Learning Environment Impacts Behaviour tutorial explores how the early learning environments that we provide for newcomer children can either work for, or against us! Find out more about how the elements of time, space and energy can be used to provide indirect guidance and generally improve the flow of your CNC program. To facilitate your own team training, the tutorial includes a facilitator guide and group discussion questions.

Five Wellness Lessons From A Toddler

In the wake of World Mental Health day, the amount of stress in our modern day lives is obvious. And while stress itself is not considered a mental health problem, it often leads to depression and anxiety, which are the most common mental health issues. Yet there’s a natural source of inspiration – and even stress relief – in our lives that we may just have overlooked. The average toddler expresses qualities we have long since abandoned due to overwhelming ‘busy’-ness. Here’s five things that come naturally to toddlers that we can use to improve our general well-being!  

A letter to early educators working with refugee children

There seems to be a lot of talk about politics. But not enough talking about you, the early childhood educator. You are very important. In the language of resilience research, you are a most valuable protective factor. You are giving children hope that good adults can look out for them. You are letting them control their confusing world by allowing them to play and learn.

Keeping home languages alive key to English success for newcomer kids

A language workshop for parents in northeast Calgary is highlighting the many benefits of keeping home languages alive and encouraging parents to pass on their spoken language to their kids.

Kids’ Health Information for Parents in Different Languages!

To reach optimal physical health and mental well-being, children need to: get enough sleep; make healthy food and drink choices; be more active; and limit the time they spend in front of screens. Kids' Health pamphlets are available in 22 languages to help parents and caregivers.

CMAS in Action: CNC Programs in the Global Spotlight

Every day our CNC programs help immigrant and refugee children settle into their new life in Canada. While we know that our work is valuable, it’s also nice to have others acknowledge and reach out to learn from us. Over the last few months we have had the privilege of sharing ideas on practices that make a difference to care of newcomer children and refugees.

Helping Children Cope With Anger

All human beings experience anger. But children, in particular, have difficulty channeling their strong emotions into acceptable outlets. Anger is often a reaction to feeling misunderstood, frustrated, hurt, rejected or ashamed. Here are some helpful tips for helping children cope with anger.
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