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Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries. When we talk about preventing injuries, we’re not talking about skinned knees, bruised shins and scraped elbows. Those are the telltale signs of a curious child, exploring the world, pushing limits and seeking adventure. But there are things we can all do to ensure that those bumps and bruises don’t turn into more disabling injuries and deaths. Safe Kids Worldwide has lots of safety checklists, videos, resources and reports here to support your work with families.

New updates: EpiPen auto-injector shortage

Please be advised that there is currently a supply shortage of EpiPen epinephrine auto-injectors. Health Canada advises, "If you are experiencing an anaphylactic reaction and have only an expired auto-injector, use the expired product and immediately contact 911.”

Free Printable Games and Activities

Download and print these free classification, matching and memory games and activity templates for the children in your program!

Webinar: Ready or Not? Incorporating e-learning into your PD

In this webinar, participants will discuss what to look for in selecting high-quality e-learning that fits your budget. You’ll also get tips to help you determine if your CNC program staff are ready to learn online and ways to ensure that your e-learning efforts pay off. Participants will also receive downloadable tools and additional resources to help get you started!

Webinar: Extending the Book Experience: Strategies That Promote Language and Literacy in Dual Language Learners

Are you familiar with strategies that support DLLs in each stage of language development? Are you creating purposeful and intentional learning experiences that foster English language acquisition? Based on the planning guide, 10 Best Practices for Developing Book Experiences for Dual Language Learners, this webinar will support early childhood educators as they improve overall academic success with language and literacy development.

Webinar: Extending the Book Experience: Strategies That Promote Language and Literacy in Dual Language Learners

Are you familiar with strategies that support DLLs in each stage of language development? Are you creating purposeful and intentional learning experiences that foster English language acquisition? Based on the planning guide, 10 Best Practices for Developing Book Experiences for Dual Language Learners, this webinar will support early childhood educators as they improve overall academic success with language and literacy development.

Resource: Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family

This guide was created for parents and teens who are new to the U.S, and for service providers who are working with newcomer families. It's full of great information and conversation starters that could be used in parent or teen workshops and supports.

Keeping School-Age Children Healthy: Nutrition and Physical Activity

Good nutrition and physical activity are important parts of staying healthy. They can prevent obesity and some chronic illnesses. You can play an important role in encouraging and modelling healthy habits for school-age children. This virtual lesson will help you understand portion control, meal components, food safety, and ways of promoting lifelong physical fitness.

Planning a summer school-age program?

Creating Quality School-Age Child Care Space has helpful sections on space planning, programming and activities that are full of ideas to help you!

Playing with Rainbows: A National Play Program for At-Risk Refugee Children is now available, free of charge!

The Playing with Rainbows manual, developed by YWCA of Canada, outlines a play-based group model designed to facilitate healing in school-age children and youth who have been traumatized by experiences of war and migration. You can download the manual, free of charge.