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What’s Behind Separation Anxiety

Handling separation anxiety isn’t only about managing an individual child, it is also about working with their parents through it all and creating a safe and welcoming environment. It also helps to understand what's behind separation anxiety for different age groups, and strategies to help!

CMAS in Action: A Team Effort– Supporting Special Needs in CNC

Children arrive in your CNC programs and may exhibit concerning behaviours or delays. Sometimes, these issues disappear as they settle into the routine. Other times, additional professional assistance is needed. Even if a child does not have a special needs diagnosis, CMAS can help.

Block play can support early literacy?

Block play is a popular activity for children in many of our CNC programs, but have you ever thought about using it to support early literacy? BLOCK BUILDERS: Growing literacy skills through play is full of fun block play activity ideas. Which ones will you try in your program this week?

15 Tips for Creating Invitations To Play

Invitations to play are really just a collection of materials set up with some thought and creativity to invite children to explore, investigate, and PLAY. The goal is to create invitations that allow children to direct their own play - by giving them access to open ended materials that encourage investigation, further exploration of current interests, curiosity and imagination. It's about being intentional in your teaching but keeping it simple, hands on, child led and above all fun!

Child Guidance Video Series

As you get into the swing of things this fall, here's a fantastic video series that's full of important information and reminders for your team on Children's Behaviour, Prevention, Intervention and Limits

Government of Canada implements new regulations for corded window coverings

The Government of Canada is committed to providing consumer products that are safe, and to protecting children from harm. Health Canada has published the new Corded Window Coverings Regulations to restrict the length of cords and the size of loops allowed on window coverings sold in Canada, to avoid the possibility of their getting wrapped around a child's neck. The new regulations will come into force on May 1, 2021.

How to Plan & Observe: Play Ideas for Babies & Toddlers

To plan effectively for the 0-2 Years age group takes a little thinking outside the box. Here, you'll find ideas for planning play experiences and programming for babies and toddlers that are not only easier and faster, but also more meaningful and effective for the children and educators.

New Online Tutorial: 10 Simple Ways to Encourage Language in Newcomer Children

How you integrate and support language learning in your program can make all the difference to how children embrace the process. It can also impact how families view the learning of English, and how they appreciate and see the importance of their maintaining their home language. In this tutorial, we look at 10 Simple Ways to Encourage Language in Newcomer Children - and hopefully remind you of all the powerful little things you do each day to support language and learning in your program!

Are you interested in offering Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Programs in Arabic, Spanish, Punjabi, Mandarin or Cantonese?

The Nobody’s Perfect parenting program has been adapted and is available to help immigrant communities in Ontario connect with each other and their children. And Families Canada can help you get started with free facilitator training, parent kits, reimbursement for the cost of parent groups, outreach tools and more!

WEBINAR: “The Difference We Make”- How Simple, Everyday Interactions in Early Childhood are Critical

This webinar is a reflection and discussion of what it means to make a difference in today’s early care and education contexts. It's an opportunity for participants to explore what enhances or limits our ability to recognize the impact we make, and how we can support our team in making a positive impact on children and families.