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World Refugee Day 2018

Each year, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees on World Refugee Day. In a world where violence forces thousands of families to migrate each day, this also marks a key moment for us to show our support for families forced to flee. Learn more about World Refugee Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21

On June 21st, celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis! Find out more about National Indigenous Peoples Day and why it was created, find free resources for children and local events.

5 Simple Ways to Build Resilience and Well-Being in Children

How can we help children to be more resilient and less vulnerable to mental health problems? Although we can’t stop all mental health problems, we can help children develop habits that build their wellbeing and resilience. But,  these habits can’t exist on their own. They need to grow out of strong, supportive, nurturing relationships that children can develop with their parents, caregivers and teachers. Here are 5 ways to build wellbeing that you can integrate into your program.

Keeping Children Safe Using Active Supervision

Children learn best when they are in safe, well-supervised environments. We can reduce the possibility of a child getting hurt when we plan ahead, closely observe children and respond when needed. This website has webinars and resources that can help you keep the children in your program safe!

Video: How do you teach young children about their emotions?

This video takes less than 10 minutes to watch, but it's full of great insights and strategies for teaching children about emotions in your program!

CNC in Action: Making Connections

Six months ago, when Mariana Schenkel started working with the preschool group, she noticed they couldn’t sit still for five minutes during circle time. The children were not connecting with the planned activities and were restless. By creating handmade activities and storyboards filled with pictures, children and parents are making the connections to help them thrive.

It’s Safe Kids Week!

Share this water safety poster and sun safety resource with the parents in your programs to help keep kids safe this summer!

Tomorrow is Global Day of Parents!

Each year on June 1, Global Day of Parents provides an opportunity to appreciate parents for their selfless commitment to their children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. Find resources and learn more about Global Day of Parents here.

Webinar – From Biting to Hugging: The Social Development of Infants and Toddlers

Register now to learn more about how to support infant and toddlers’ social and prosocial development, and new strategies for helping children move from biting to hugging!

Promising Practices in Refugee Education

Launched in March 2017, the Promising Practices in Refugee Education initiative set out to identify, document and promote innovative ways to effectively reach refugee children and young people with quality educational opportunities. On their website, you'll find thought-provoking information and ideas, case studies and reports from around the world!