how early experiences affect not only early learning and school readiness, but also lifelong health. Challenge yourself to think about how we can address the sources of these problems. And, consider how integrating primary care into every aspect of early childhood programming may be an important part of the solution.
Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th. The theme this year is “Celebrate your Heritage”. You can check out ABC Life Literacy Canada’s website, join the celebration virtually, find community events, and download free resources to share with parents!
The last two years have been challenging in terms of holding on to our values and intentions for our programs and for ourselves as professionals. This inspiring webinar explores how you can support the use of documentation to help educators refresh their thinking about practice, gain insight into children’s actions, and continue to learn. Participants will uncover how documentation can become a form of professional learning, and how raw documentation is possible – despite the challenges!!
8 tips for making sure your program is culturally inclusive year-round!
ASD stands for Autism Spectrum Disorder, and there is a wide range of characteristics when it comes to diagnoses. Some children will function on a level where there are little to no noticeable behaviors whereas some will need one on one support. No matter where the child fits on the spectrum, here are some ways you can partner with parents and be sure that you are prepared and welcoming to any and all children in your program.
Dinosaur play sparks a child’s natural curiosity about the world, history, and animals. It also is a great creative outlet, where they can imagine and set up whole new, awe-inspiring environments. A team of CNC staff put their heads together and came up with over 80 dinosaur activity ideas for CNC… and now you can find them here! Special thanks to the CNC team that worked on the new content.
Now that everyone’s back from holidays, it’s a good time to think about how to keep our kids and communities healthy and safe during the cold and flu season. You can start by reviewing and downloading these COVID screening tools that are now available in 20 languages, learning about RSV, and sharing information with parents!
Global Family Day every year on January 1st. This day reminds us all to spend quality time with family, and come together to start the new year off with a positive message of unity to the world. Happy New Year and Global Family Day!
This webinar session, presented by child development and trauma specialist, Dr. Barbara Sorrels, will focus on the benefits of play to healthy brains and bodies and will include practical strategies for creating effective play-based classrooms to help children flourish and heal.