ONLINE WORKSHOP: Supporting Newcomer Children and FamiliesIn this one-hour online workshop, participants will be encouraged to think with a pedagogy of humility to better support the immigrant and refugee children and families they work with.
All of the 2023 CNC Conference Session Recordings Are Now Available!
Here is a list of the newest conference session recordings that are now available for everyone in the CMAS Learning Centre!
- Simple Everyday Tools to Take Care of Ourselves So We Can Take Care of Our Children/Communities (Parts 1 & 2) - presented by Georgianna Lee
- Where the Wild Things Are: Providing Effective Supervision - presented by Tina Geers
- Supporting Children During Uncertain Times/Taking Care of Young Children's Mental Health (Parts 1 & 2) - presented by Malgosia Tomanik
- Enrich Your Classroom with Music and Movement (Parts 1 & 2) - presented by Cathy Turalinski
- Fostering Program and Family Connections - presented by Julie Hansen
The Ultimate Guide to Talking About Tough Topics with Young ChildrenIn this article, you will find important information about how to talk to children about common tough topics, including racism, mental health, illness, death, divorce, and more. It also includes a step-by-step guide with a free PDF printable handout for talking to kids about tough topics, general tips on trauma-informed care, and book lists to help guide children to exploring tough topics in an age-appropriate way.
10 Facts to Share with Parents About Seasonal AllergiesSeasonal allergies can start at almost any age, though they usually do not develop before a child is 2 years old. The symptoms happen during certain times of the year, usually when trees, grasses, and weeds release tiny pollen particles into the air to fertilize other plants. Even kids who have never had seasonal allergies in years past can develop them. Find out more about the signs and symptoms of seasonal allergies and share this infographic and 10 facts with parents this spring.
Regulation Activities for Kids During Mental Health Awareness MonthMay is Mental Health Awareness Month, and to set the tone for the season and beyond, we can focus on an important part of our own mental health and well-being and the mental health and well-being of children: emotional regulation. Many children are currently navigating emotional meltdowns, social conflicts, chaotic transitions, and difficulty focusing or paying attention at school. But how do we meet children where they are now and support children’s mental health through emotional regulation? Why is it so important to do this? What strategies can we use? Here are the answers to these questions and some fun emotional regulation activities you can start doing with children right away!
How to Promote Diversity in CNC
It's never too early to teach children the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In CNC, fostering a culture that prioritizes these values is essential. Try some of these tips for encouraging discussion, and helping children understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in CNC.
NEW! LET’S PLAY: CREEPY CRAWLY THINGS ACTIVITY IDEAS
Do you have a child in your program who is interested in bugs and creepy crawly things? A team of CNC staff put their heads together and came up with over 60 bugs and creepy crawly things activity ideas for CNC… and now you can find them here! Special thanks to the CNC team that worked on the new content.
The Power of Reflective Practice SeriesThis 5-part self-reflection series talks about how important the practice of self-reflection is for caregivers in the early years, and how we can practice self-reflection to better help those around us.
Emerade® auto-injector recall
|Do you have any children with life-threatening allergies in your program? If so, please be aware that there has been a recall of the Emerade® 0.3 mg and 0.5 mg auto-injector devices in Canada. If you have any of these auto-injectors for children in your program, please visit Health Canada for details.|
Research in Canada and globally has shown that Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) is an innovative model for the delivery of early learning and child care (ELCC) for newcomer children and families. Here are some examples of research and lessons learned through CNC.