What's New

New 3-part webinar series: Understanding and Guiding Children’s Behaviour

Behaviour is one of the many ways that children communicate with us, so it’s important for us to be able to recognize and strive to understand children’s behaviour in our programs. Participants in this webinar series will be encouraged to think about behaviour differently while gaining deeper understanding and strategies for their programs.

Module 1–Understanding & Guiding Children's Behaviour: Perspectives

Module 2–Understanding & Guiding Children's Behaviour: Cultural Considerations

Module 3–Understanding & Guiding Children's Behaviour: Environmental Considerations

WEBINAR: Overcoming Burnout in the ECE Workplace

This webinar focuses on some of early education’s biggest struggles: compassion fatigue, mental health, optimism, and attitude. It encourages participants to use self-reflection and explore opportunities that will fuel themselves, as well as those they lead. Join this session now for an uplifting, inspirational, deep dive into building morale and developing strategies as a team for combatting burnout. 

Resources for Caregiving in Conflict, Crisis or Stressful Situations

Caring for children during conflict contexts can be extremely challenging when caregivers face so many competing responsibilities. Warm, positive parenting can help buffer children from psychological harm during conflict and displacement. The United Nations has developed this series of supportive videos, audio recordings and resources (in various languages) that provide caregivers with tips and advice on how they might best support children during any kind of conflict and displacement.

Free Online Course for Parents and Caregivers

Parents, caregivers and other family members are central to a child’s early learning and development. The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) launched a microlearning course aimed at parents and caregivers called Fun with Family Learning. Online and self-paced, this program offers short modules that provide parents and caregivers with support and fun ideas for learning with their children at home. The course is freely accessible until December 31, 2023.

NEW! LET’S PLAY: Painting & Colouring Activity Ideas

A team of CNC staff put their heads together and came up with over 100 painting and colouring activity ideas for CNC… and now you can find them here!

WEBINAR: An Introduction to ‘Welcome Sesame’

Follow along for an introduction to resources designed to support families experiencing displacement or resettlement as a result of crisis. In this webinar, Sesame Workshop’s Shanna Kohn and Tara Wright introduce caregivers and providers to resources designed to support children and families experiencing displacement and/or resettlement after crisis. 

30 Engaging Baby Activities for Cognitive & Physical Development

A baby’s brain is growing and forming new connections every day. And everything you do—from talking and reading to singing and dancing—is helping that process. Even if baby's movements seem random and uncoordinated, important development is taking place, and they're gradually building their strength, coordination, and neural connections. That’s why it’s important to give babies lots of time to explore freely through a variety of movements. Here are some ideas to help get you started.

ActivePlay.ca is Multilingual!

ActivePlay.ca is a new website for early childhood educators that's filled with informative videos, posters, articles, and a monthly newsletter to help early childhood educators get children active. And all of the posters and videos are available in 10 languages, from Arabic to Ojibwe!

7 Tips for Supporting Children in Times of Global Stress

Whether children hear the news directly or feel the impact of heightened strain through other people, they look to the adults around them to help make sense of their feelings and thoughts. With some thoughtful steps, we can support the children we care for, and ourselves, to better manage the impact of the news and avoid being overwhelmed. Here are seven tips and encouragements for adults who are supporting children through this time.

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