Learning Centre

Webinar: Supporting newcomer children’s wellbeing through creativity and play

This webinar will draw on the experience of researchers and highlight how lessons learned in two research projects can be adapted and modified for newcomer children in educational settings. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss strategies from research and practice to better understand and improve the paths to support children’s wellbeing, when children are forced from their homes. Register here.

WEBINAR: How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them

In the field of early childhood education, the focus has often been on planning an activity FOR children that is focused on coming up with a product. This webinar, will help us shift the way we think about classroom experiences and create more meaningful play and learning opportunities.

Children need to be active, so Have a Ball!

Physical activity is essential to healthy child development, and the early years are the best time to give kids an active start. But where do you begin? The Have a Ball Together website will give you the tools you need to be able to promote and encourage physical activity for children 0-6.

3 Webinars to Support Your Work with Newcomer Children

Looking for online opportunities for professional development? Here are a few interesting webinars that you might be interested in: Promoting Early Learning for Children of Immigrants: Family and Early Care and Education Supports, Addressing Trauma in Young Children in Immigrant and Refugee Families through Early Childhood Programs, and Culturally Appropriate Positive Guidance with Young Children in Our Care

WEBINAR: Finger Plays-Fun, Free, Focus, and Skills!

In this webinar, you'll discover the fantastic world of finger plays! Have you ever watched children when they are doing a finger play? You can almost see the synapses firing in the brains. Finger plays are a natural way to engage children and develop oral language, auditory memory, small motor skills, social skills, and their imaginations. Best of all, they are FREE and FUN!

New Online Tutorial: 3 Simple Visuals For Every CNC Program

Young children are naturally visual learners as they observe, imitate and learn to read body language. For newcomer children, visual cues can be even more important - especially if you don't have a shared language!
In the 3 Simple Visuals for CNC tutorial, we'll review the three simple visuals that are essential in every Care for Newcomer Children program.

Webinar: How to Effectively Teach Social-Emotional Skills to Children Who Exhibit Challenging Behaviour

It’s easy to become focused on trying to stop unwanted behaviour when young children are using aggression to try and get their wants and needs met. This can also be true when they are not following directions or we feel they are being disrespectful in some way. Yet, in addition to stopping the behaviour we also need to teach them what do instead! Challenging behaviour signals that the child needs support to develop their social-emotional skills. Learn about the importance of focusing on social-emotional learning and discuss practical strategies that use to proactively teach children the necessary social-emotional skills!

What to look for in a child-centred CNC program: Helping you Manage CNC Webinar

In this webinar, presented by Ryerson/George Brown professor, Rachel Brophy, CNC Administrators have the opportunity to learn about child-centred care, and what to look for in their CNC program to ensure that newcomer children and parents are receiving the quality care and support they need. There’s also a helpful checklist for CNC administrators! Watch the webinar recording or download the ppt here now!

New Online Tutorial: How Your Early Learning Environment Impacts Behaviour

Did you know that having a well-thought out space can be like having an extra adult there to help guide children's behaviour and 'show them the way'? The How Your Early Learning Environment Impacts Behaviour tutorial explores how the early learning environments that we provide for newcomer children can either work for, or against us! Find out more about how the elements of time, space and energy can be used to provide indirect guidance and generally improve the flow of your CNC program. To facilitate your own team training, the tutorial includes a facilitator guide and group discussion questions.

The Importance of Early Identification for Newcomer Children with Special Needs: Helping you Manage CNC Webinar

In this webinar, presented by Macaulay Child Development Centre, CNC Administrators will have the opportunity to learn about why early identification and support for newcomer children with special needs is so important, and discuss strategies for how SPOs can help better children with special needs and their families. Watch the webinar recording or download the ppt here now!