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Building Emotional Literacy: Video

Children have so many emotions. Have you ever tried using a mood metre or starting the day with a moment of silence? In this video, we're reminded of how important it is to help children learn awareness and strategies for calming down.

Creative Expression Activities to Try

Creative experiences can help develop meaningful connections in young developing minds as children move, touch, manipulate different materials and experiment. Here is a list of creative expression activities for preschoolers are an ideal way to develop imagination, expand curiousity and provide opportunities for self-expression!

Lessons from early years research: Video Series

To support educators working in early years settings in their continuous professional learning, the Ontario Ministry of Education worked with leading experts in the early childhood field to develop a series of thought-provoking videos and resources on topics like: Documentation, Inclusion, Self-Regulation and Parent Engagement.

Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention and Learning In Young Children

This research shows that children in classrooms with too much visual stimulation were more distracted, spent more time off-task and demonstrated smaller learning gains than when the decorations were removed. Read more...

CNC in Action: An International Perspective

There are over fifty million refugees and it is estimated that over half of these are children. As the world tries to determine how to serve these children, some countries are taking the lead and making significant contributions. CMAS was invited to participate and present a poster session at the Expanding Effective ECEC Services for Young Refugee Children Conference. International practitioners, philanthropists, policymakers, experts and other stakeholders in the field attended the event, held on September 11 and 12 in Berlin. Find out more.

A Parent’s Guide to Gradual Separation – Available in 20 languages

When parents register their child for Care for Newcomer Children (CNC), many CNC programs that practice gradual separation have been challenged to explain their gradual separation/entry process to parents - especially when there isn’t a shared language. We’ve developed a multilingual resource for parents that will help!

50+ Creative and Fun Ideas for Play with Babies

Here is a compilation of fun art and sensory activities for babies 6 months and up. Many of these activities would be fun even through the toddler years and beyond! You'll find lots of baby art and baby sensory play ideas to keep your baby entertained.

Fire Extinguisher Recall

Check your fire extinguishers!  If you have a Kidde-branded and Garrison-branded fire extinguishers with one of the model numbers, date codes and type of extinguishers listed here, it might not work properly in a fire emergency. Contact Kidde toll-free at 855-233-2882 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), or between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends for instructions on returning the recalled unit and to request a free replacement.
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