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.
Creative Expression Activities to Try
Creative experiences can help develop meaningful connections in young developing minds as children move, touch, manipulate different materials and experiment. Here is a list of creative expression activities for preschoolers are an ideal way to develop imagination, expand curiousity and provide opportunities for self-expression!
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.
Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention and Learning In Young Children
This research shows that children in classrooms with too much visual stimulation were more distracted, spent more time off-task and demonstrated smaller learning gains than when the decorations were removed. Read more
CNC in Action: An International Perspective
There are over fifty million refugees and it is estimated that over half of these are children. As the world tries to determine how to serve these children, some countries are taking the lead and making significant contributions. CMAS was invited to participate and present a poster session at the Expanding Effective ECEC Services for Young Refugee Children Conference
. International practitioners, philanthropists, policymakers, experts and other stakeholders in the field attended the event, held on September 11 and 12 in Berlin. Find out more.
A Parent’s Guide to Gradual Separation – Available in 20 languages
When parents register their child for Care for Newcomer Children (CNC), many CNC programs that practice gradual separation have been challenged to explain their gradual separation/entry process to parents - especially when there isn’t a shared language. We’ve developed a multilingual resource
for parents that will help!
Healthy eating guidelines from food pyramids around the world
This article provides an overview of healthy eating guidelines from seven of the world's healthiest countries
. You might be surprised to see how each country has a unique approach, and how culture and geography can impact influences thoughts on nutrition!
50+ Creative and Fun Ideas for Play with Babies
Here is a compilation of fun art and sensory activities for babies
6 months and up. Many of these activities would be fun even through the toddler years and beyond! You'll find lots of baby art and baby sensory play ideas to keep your baby entertained.
Fire Extinguisher Recall
Check your fire extinguishers! If you have a Kidde-branded and Garrison-branded fire extinguishers with one of the model numbers, date codes and type of extinguishers listed here
, it might not work properly in a fire emergency. Contact Kidde toll-free at 855-233-2882
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), or between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends for instructions on returning the recalled unit and to request a free replacement.
10 Tips for Difficult Conversations with Parents: Online Tutorial with Facilitator Guide
Sometimes, we need to have difficult conversations with parents about their child's development, challenges or needs. Planning for these interactions can be stressful, but this 19-minute tutorial will provide you with tools and strategies, common mistakes to avoid, and 10 tips for planning ahead and managing difficult conversations in an approachable and professional way. It also includes a Facilitator guide and 10 Questions for Group Discussion and Personal Reflection to use with your team, extend your learning and help you identify concrete strategies that you can use in your program. Let's get started