CMAS

Online security considerations for CNC staff and programs supporting families remotely.

Organizations are responsible for managing their own online presence. Given that security risks can arise through the use of various online platforms and practices, we encourage you to carefully consider what works best to meet your organizational needs. To bring this important issue to the forefront, in December, we provided you with two important documents to support your CNC team in delivering safe and secure online supports: The Importance of Secure, Safe, and Professional Online Interactions, and Online Interactions Considerations Checklist. We are also hosting Virtual Cafés on online security to raise awareness and help identify measures to help keep yourself, your organization, and your CNC families safe. If you are offering online supports and/or services for children, we encourage you to attend a session.


NEW! January Virtual Cafés

To support CNC professional development, share promising practices, and provide opportunities for CNC programs to connect, Virtual Cafés have started up again this month. There are lots of new topics in January to look forward to!


NEW! January Virtual Cafés

To support CNC professional development, share promising practices, and provide opportunities for CNC programs to connect, Virtual Cafés have started up again this month. 

January topics will include:

  • NEW! Effective Communication with Parents                 
  • NEW! Self-Care for CNC Staff                                      
  • NEW! How does your CNC team support parents?   
  • NEW! Monthly SDR Session: Supporting your team while working remotely   
  • NEW! Program-to-Program: An Interview with NYCH – How one CNC program uses technology to connect with parents
  • NEW! Program-to-Program: An interview with JIAS: How one program uses social media to promote and encourage their programming
  • NEW! Responding to Children’s Fear
  • NEW! The Science of Resilience
  • NEW! Program-to-Program: Red River College Shares Ideas for Child-Centred CNC
  • NEW! Supporting Newcomer Parents Who Have Children With Special Needs
  • NEW! Webinar: Beyond Observation; Bringing Your Skills into Practice
  • Program-to-Program – Nursery Rhymes with Ivanka  
  • Virtual Security and Safety for CNC Staff                         
  • Virtual Security and Safety for CNC Administrators        

Check your email for the schedule and registration information or contact info@cmascanada.ca.

Note that these sessions are only open to CNC-funded programs that are working with CMAS.


A Look Around the World – Winter Celebrations

The winter holiday season is a special time of year, especially for children. How we celebrate this year may look different, but the spirit will be the same! As early childhood education professionals, we strive to make this time of year special for the children in our lives and welcome the opportunity to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion. With the winter months upon us, we look around the world to explore 10 different winter celebrations. Learning about the celebrations of other cultures can bring us closer together and make us stronger.


Health Canada adds to growing hand sanitizer recall list and warns of possible health risks

What kind of hand sanitizer are you using in your program? It’s important to check because Health Canada has added to the list of hand sanitizers that have been recalled – and warn of possible health risks!


Webinar: Building Holiday Diversity

In this HiMama Helps Webinar, participants will take a look at diversity and inclusion around the holiday season, explore tips, and ways to be inclusive in early childhood programs while celebrating different holidays. 


Symposium: HIPPY Research Around the World – Mothers Matter Centre

The Mothers Matter Centre and its partners are hosting an online international conference that will explore the impact of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program in communities around the world and highlight the experiences of isolated women seeking inclusion in Canada. Find out more and register now!


NEW! French tutorials now available

To better serve our French programs, three new tutorials are now available in French:

  • 10 Simple Ways to Encourage Language in Newcomer Children
  • 3 Simple Visuals For Every CNC Program
  • How Your Early Learning Environment Impacts Behaviour

You can find them in the Learning Centre.


VIRTUAL CAFÉ SESSIONS FOR December 7-10, 2020


Topics for these sessions include:

  • Importance of Virtual Security and Safety
  • Program-to-Program: Nursery Rhymes with Ivanka Gotcheva
  • Loose Parts and Open-ended Activities
  • Simple Science Activities: Ways to Bring Science into Your Program

Check your email for the schedule and registration information or contact info@cmascanada.ca.

Note that these sessions are only open to CNC-funded programs that are working with CMAS.


VIRTUAL CAFÉ SESSIONS FOR NOVEMBER 23-December 3, 2020

Topics for these sessions include:

  • Importance of Virtual Security and Safety
  • Share your ideas: Tips for using Zoom
  • Share your ideas: Tips for using WhatsApp
  • Share your ideas: Tips for using YouTube
  • Share your ideas: Tips for Virtual Sessions with Children and Parents
  • Share your Ideas: Materials and activities to share with parents 
  • Loose Parts and Open-ended Activities
  • Storytelling: What’s Your Favourite Story?
  • Positive Guidance
  • Simple Science Activities: Ways to Bring Science into Your Program

Check your email for the schedule and registration information or contact info@cmascanada.ca.

Note that these sessions are only open to CNC-funded programs that are working with CMAS.