Free Online Course! The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development
With leading experts in the field – from Harvard University, New York University and UNICEF - ecourse participants will explore how neuroscience, sociology, anthropology and other studies have influenced our understanding of early childhood development. Find out more and register now!
Menu Planning Resources
These child care nutrition resources were created by the Ontario Dieticians in Public Health (OCPC) to support child care providers in planning and preparing healthy food for the children in their care. They include a Practical Guide with information on menu planning, food and beverages that should be served, appropriate portion sizes for different age groups, sample menus and templates as well as strategies to create a supportive nutrition environment.
Sensory Processing Fact Sheet
What is sensory processing? Children with sensory processing issues can be oversensitive to sights, sounds, textures, flavours, smells and other sensory input. Here's a one-page fact sheet that provides essential information about why some kids struggle so much with sensory input, and how we can help!
Are you looking for quiet, calming music for children?
This relaxing music might be just what you're looking for to use during quiet time. You might also want to make calming music like this available with headphones in a quiet space to help children self-regulate!
Webinar -Trauma Informed Care in ECE: Key Strategies for Healing and Behavioural Change
Children with a history of trauma often “act out” their distress through behaviours that are challenging for adults to understand. This webinar focuses on understanding the message of challenging behavior and strategies to help children heal.
Early Education Nation is an “ECE Library” for new ideas and materials!
Find and share educator resources to help create community and improve learning outcomes for preschool children. All of the resources and materials are free and available to discuss, borrow and reuse!
CNC in Action: Bringing CNC into the Community
With the JIAS Toronto (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) LINC School’s CNC Program and the B’nai Brith seniors’ program located under one roof, it is common for the young and old to pass each other in the hallway. There are smiles and waves shared between the groups.
Kelly Wood, supervisor of the CNC site, often wondered how she could bring the two generations together in a more meaningful way. As it turns out, Robin Grossman, the Seniors’ Outreach Program Coordinator at B’nai Brith Canada, had the same thought. She reached out to Kelly about an introductory activity.
Webinar: 5 Things You Can Do Today to Lessen Challenging Behaviours Tomorrow
At times, early educators may feel powerless in the face of challenging behaviours. But, there are steps you can take to lessen these behaviours! Through humour, concrete examples, and practical suggestions, participants in this webinar will learn about five common causes of challenging behaviours, how to recognize them, understand their impact, and how to remedy them so peace and happiness can prevail.
Tips for Arranging Child Care Spaces
We know that the environment can have a direct impact on behaviour and the flow of your program. Do you ever wonder about changing around your child care space? Here are some helpful tips for preschool, infant and toddler spaces.