How will you celebrate National Child Day?National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year. Here, you can learn more about National Child Day and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as find resources and ideas for promoting awareness and celebrating children's rights all year long!
Guelph children from Syria illustrate and co-author a picture bookSeven Suitcases is a new children's book written from the perspective of a 9-year-old Syrian girl who is new to Canada. It's based on the true story of Ahmed, Farah and Hala Marie, who came to Canada with their parents three years ago. In this interview, the three siblings talk to CBC about what it was like to co-author and illustrate the book with the help of their teacher/librarian friend.
Free Educational Posters for Food Allergy AwarenessTo help you with food allergy awareness and education efforts in CNC, Allergic Living has developed this series of free 8.5 x 11-inch posters that can be customized to meet the needs of your program. Click a poster’s image to download it.
CNC in Action: Five Great Practices in a Child Centred ProgramRed River College’s CNC program in Steinbach, a rural area one hour outside of Winnipeg, serves a growing local immigrant population. Located in a Mennonite Church, increased enrolment keeps the site running at or near its capacity of 25 children, who range in age from 18 months to five years old. Not only is the program filling a need within the community, but the staff is showing strength in child-centred care and explorative play, according to their CMAS consultant, Jackie Cunningham. CMAS spoke with the Childcare Supervisor, Nalini Ranganath, to explore five of their practices that really benefit the newcomer children.
NEW! Helping You Manage CNC Webinar: Developing Leadership Potential
How much do you know about your leadership style and how to build leadership within your CNC team? In this webinar recording, Karen Minty provides CNC administrators and SDRs with insight into the characteristics, behaviours and traits that make a good leader. Participants are also encouraged to identify and explore the different styles of effective leadership, and build a strategy for success with their CNC team! Watch the webinar now