Professional Development

Webinar: Strategies That Promote Language and Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners

Are you creating purposeful learning experiences that foster English language acquisition? Do you have strategies for supporting DLLs in each stage of language development? This webinar is designed to support early childhood educators as they improve children's success with language and literacy development.

Canada immigration explained: Video answers to 9 common questions

This "Coming to Canada" video series answers nine common questions, on topics like: Immigrants vs. refugees: How are people getting into Canada? How is Canada's immigration system different from that of the U.S.? Do refugee claimants automatically get access to our hospitals and doctors?

Building Emotional Literacy: Video

Children have so many emotions. Have you ever tried using a mood metre or starting the day with a moment of silence? In this video, we're reminded of how important it is to help children learn awareness and strategies for calming down.

Lessons from early years research: Video Series

To support educators working in early years settings in their continuous professional learning, the Ontario Ministry of Education worked with leading experts in the early childhood field to develop a series of thought-provoking videos and resources on topics like: Documentation, Inclusion, Self-Regulation and Parent Engagement.

Have you seen this heartwarming video about refugee parents and children?

This video and photos of children happily playing with the superhero in a Lebanese refugee camp recently went viral. The goal of the video and photos was to show just how important the bond between children and their parents can be, and how the constant stress of war and uncertainty can make it hard to keep that bond strong.

Slime Sensory Activity Idea: Video

Sticky, gooey, sensory fun. And it's a safe alternative to borax based slime! Watch this quick video for a recipe you can easily make with the children in your program.

Online Learning: Working with Newcomer Children is an online learning platform for early childhood educators. It offers a wide assortment of learning and provides certification of continuing education credits. Some of the topics specific to work with newcomers include: The Settlement of Newcomer Children, Newcomer Children and Child Rights, and School Readiness and Settling the Young Newcomer. The newcomer sessions are developed by Judith Colbert, who has been a researcher for CMAS and a presenter at many of our conferences.

Video Clips for Parent Meetings

From flu prevention tips to information about food groups, the dangers of blind cords and the importance of vaccinations, this collection of more than 100 short clips teaches about topics that are relevant to all families. The colourful videos also use simple language paired with strong visuals, making them excellent for use in parent meetings or the ESL classroom.

Quick Tip Video – Classroom Expectations

Find out how and why to use classroom expectations in your program in this 2-minute video!

Video: Why are the early years so important?

Did you know that 90% of brain development happens in the first 6 years of life? Watch this fun 2-minute video to learn more about how early experiences impacts everything!