Learning Centre

New Special Needs Tutorial Series: How to Write an IPP

Have you ever wondered about how an Individual Program Plan (IPP) works? Do you know how to write long- and short-term goals? The first tutorial in the two-part special needs series provides a step-by-step guide to writing an IPP, and an opportunity for CNC staff to learn about the different parts of an IPP, why they’re important, and how they work together to support a child. The second tutorial provides a step-by-step guide to writing an IPP – including long- and short-term goals that really support their programming and provide a clear direction for helping a child and family! Resources, references, a facilitator guide, and group discussion questions are also available for each tutorial in the learning centre.


CMAS Webinar: The Art of Storytelling with James Funnyhat

In this new CMAS webinar, James Funnyhat, an expert storyteller and musician, shares some tips and inspiring ideas for capturing the imagination and keeping children's attention... even when the shows are online!

CMAS Webinar: How the Environment You Create Affects a Child’s Behaviour

In this new CMAS webinar, Ann Hutchings discusses how the environment you create affects children's behaviour. She also shares lots of inspiring ideas for child-centred spaces that encourage creativity, learning and development!

CMAS Webinar- Communication: Looking Through the Lens of Behaviour

In this new CMAS webinar, Shanda Burnett discusses how behaviour and communication are linked. She also explains the importance of relationships and observation, and how an ABC chart can help us understand the function of behaviour in our programs.

CMAS Webinar: Successful Transitions and Routines

In this new CMAS webinar, Kim Faber discusses why it's so important for transitions and routines to feel natural and flexible. She also talks about how consistent routines can help children feel safe, secure and confident - and how they help your whole program run smoothly!

CMAS Webinar: Special Needs and Children’s Settlement

Each child and family comes to CNC with a unique set of strengths and needs. Many are learning a new language, dealing with change and loss, or even the trauma of forced migration. As one of the first points of contact here in Canada, CNC program staff are often uniquely positioned to support newcomer children’s settlement and development. In this new CMAS webinar, CMAS special needs consultant Shanda Burnett helps participants better recognize and understand settlement and developmental needs. She also talks about Individual Program Plans and how they help when a child needs extra support.

CMAS Webinar: Engaging Children’s Senses Through Play

In this CMAS webinar, Jackie Cunningham discusses the importance of sensory play and how you can incorporate it into different areas of your programming.

CMAS Webinar: Sharing Ideas for Remote Parent Support – Session 3

Now, you can join Kelly Wood from JIAS, and Lucia Lo from CICS to hear their ideas for supporting children and families remotely. The webinar recording is now available for anyone who missed it!


CMAS Webinar: Sharing Ideas for Remote Parent Support – Session 2

Now, you can join Shazia Ahmed from WEST of Windsor, and Ann Hutchings from Graybridge Malkam to hear their ideas for supporting children and families remotely. The webinar recording is now available for anyone who missed it!


CMAS Webinar: Sharing Ideas for Remote Parent Support

Now, you can join Kym Bottomley, Childcare Coordinator at Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network in Winnipeg Manitoba, and Vicki Noland, Children and Youth Service Program Leader at South Essex Community Council from Leamington Ontario to hear their ideas for supporting children and families remotely. The webinar recording is now available for anyone who missed it!