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CMAS Webinar: Identifying Personality Styles on Your Team to Improve Communication with Karen Minty

Do you know about the four different personality styles and how each one is different when it comes to communication? In this webinar, Karen Minty explains the motivators, fears and core beliefs for each personality style, and leaves participants better equipped to communicate, encourage, motivate and inspire their teams to achieve their goals!

New Online CMAS Tutorial: Consistent Care and Relationship Building in CNC

The evidence is clear: successful attachments with primary caregivers in the early years have a profound impact on children in almost all areas of development! In fact, a child's growth and development depends on the capacity of their caregivers to understand, perceive and respond to the child needs. So developing relationships and trust with the newcomer children in your care is key to supporting their settlement and early development. In CMAS' new Consistent Care and Relationship Building in CNC tutorial, you'll have an opportunity to consider how relationships impact children's development and health, what is consistent care and why it is so important, which children might need a little more attention and care, and strategies for improving consistency and relationships for everyone. At the end of the tutorial, you'll also find resources, references, a facilitator guide, and added group discussion questions so that you can easily facilitate your own team training.

New CMAS Promising Practices Webinar: Parent Orientations

A good parent orientation sets the stage for a smooth transition for newcomer families, but not every CNC team knows how to do it well. In this webinar, you have thee opportunity to hear directly from three experienced CNC administrators. They share their unique perspectives, promising practices and strategies that they find helpful when it comes to CNC parent orientations. In response to participant requests, Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services has also shared their Sample Visual Parent Orientation Form. Watch the webinar...

New Online Tutorial: The Power of Play

Children learn best when they are playing. In fact, play is so important to children’s development, that the United Nations has included play as one of the basic rights of every child in the Convention on the Rights of the Child! Through play, children get to know the world around them while exploring and testing their own limits. They’re figuring out how to coordinate their body movements, talk with friends, apply rules, and so much more. In the Power of Play tutorial, you’ll have an opportunity to consider why is play so important, how play supports children’s development and learning, three common myths about play, and strategies that can be used to support children’s learning through play in CNC each day. At the end of the tutorial, you’ll also find resources, references, a facilitator guide and added group discussion questions so that you can easily facilitate your own team training.

New Online Tutorial: Stages & Strategies for Language Learning in Newcomer Children

Learning a language is a complex process that is experienced differently by every child. But whether you’re supporting dual language learners, single, second or even multiple language learners in your program, it’s important to have a basic understanding of how language learning happens. In the Stages & Strategies for Language Learning in Newcomer Children tutorial, you’ll learn about the four stages of language learning and what to expect as children move through each phase. You’ll also find practical strategies that you can use to support children during each stage. At the end of the tutorial, there are resources, references, a facilitator guide and added group discussion questions so that you can easily facilitate your own team training.

Child Guidance Video Series

As you get into the swing of things this fall, here's a fantastic video series that's full of important information and reminders for your team on Children's Behaviour, Prevention, Intervention and Limits

New Online Tutorial: 10 Simple Ways to Encourage Language in Newcomer Children

How you integrate and support language learning in your program can make all the difference to how children embrace the process. It can also impact how families view the learning of English, and how they appreciate and see the importance of their maintaining their home language. In this tutorial, we look at 10 Simple Ways to Encourage Language in Newcomer Children - and hopefully remind you of all the powerful little things you do each day to support language and learning in your program!

WEBINAR: “The Difference We Make”- How Simple, Everyday Interactions in Early Childhood are Critical

This webinar is a reflection and discussion of what it means to make a difference in today’s early care and education contexts. It's an opportunity for participants to explore what enhances or limits our ability to recognize the impact we make, and how we can support our team in making a positive impact on children and families.

How To Build A Superstar CNC Team

Building a superstar CNC team can be challenging but extremely rewarding. A CNC team that comes in every day happy and motivated makes a huge difference to how your program operates. But working in child care can be tough, which makes a tight-knit team that is on the same page regarding mission and values so key. It all starts with remembering that we are all human and tapping into that. Here are some foolproof ways to build a great CNC team!

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