Professional 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.

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!

Quick Tip Video – Stop Sign: A Conflict Resolution Tool

In this 2-minute video, learn how and why to use a stop sign as a conflict resolution tool in your program!

VIDEO: Young Dual Language Learners Teach the Teacher!

English language learning is an interactive process that should include teachers affirmation of the child’s identity, self-esteem and capabilities. In this video snapshot, the teacher learns brand new words from his preschool children - in Chinese! It also includes helpful commentary from researcher, author and consultant Dr. Linda Espinosa and discussion questions that you can use with your team.