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Learn & Play Tip-a-Day

Boost the healthy growth and development of young children with this free tip-a-day app from Brookes Publishing! Each weekday, you’ll receive a quick new idea, activity, or strategy from some of our top experts on child development and early education.

Health Canada public advisory notice: EpiPen auto-injectors

Health Canada has released a notice to advise that there is a manufacturing issue which affects a limited number of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injectors in Canada. Products are not being recalled by Pfizer (in agreement with Health Canada), because pharmacists and consumers can check devices themselves before an emergency situation arises to make sure they slide easily out of their carrier tube. If they do not, auto-injectors can be replaced at a pharmacy. Please read Pfizer Canada’s notice for further information. This is not a product recall.

Songs of Resilience

Research tells us that music and movement are a powerful combination. Together they help children by building better brains, reinforcing learning, supporting development, building strengths, and promoting social harmony. Songs of Resilience are special songs and guided movements to help young children "bounce back" and thrive.

The Importance of Early Identification for Newcomer Children with Special Needs: Helping you Manage CNC Webinar

In this webinar, presented by Macaulay Child Development Centre, CNC Administrators will have the opportunity to learn about why early identification and support for newcomer children with special needs is so important, and discuss strategies for how SPOs can help better children with special needs and their families. Watch the webinar recording or download the ppt here now!

Do you know about the Children’s Book Bank?

The Children’s Book Bank provides free books and literacy support to children living in low-income neighbourhoods across Toronto.

Webinar- Through a Child’s Eyes: How Classroom Design Inspires Children’s Learning and Wonder

Young children view the world from a different perspective than adults. Young children live close to the ground—so they are always discovering close up: the tiny acorn peeking out from under a fallen leaf, or the dust bunny in the corner of the classroom. Adults, on the other hand, have a completely different perspective of the world. Understanding the difference is important when designing classrooms for young children. Learn how designing classrooms from children’s perspectives helps improve their behaviours and inspires learning and wonder.

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care in ECE- Key Strategies for Healing and Behavioural Change

Children with a history of trauma often “act out” their distress through behaviors that are challenging for adults to understand. This webinar will focus on understanding the message of challenging behaviour and strategies to help children heal.

CMAS in Action: Targeted Learning

Since the introduction of CNC in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, sites have been growing…and thriving. As they become increasingly familiar and compliant with CNC requirements, staff are looking for new ways to build the quality of services and broaden their knowledge. CMAS is supporting these goals with the launch of two new workshops created to meet the needs of the programs in these provinces.

The ndds Celebrates 25 Years with Rebrand: Now Called “Looksee Checklist”!

In celebration of their 25th anniversary, The Nipissing District Developmental Screening Tool (ndds) has announced a new parent-friendly name and look for their signature developmental checklist. The new Looksee Checklist—reflects the simple, approachable quality of the product to appeal to even more parents and child care professionals. The series of checklists follow a child from 1 month to 6 years of age and provides a short list of yes or no questions about the child’s abilities along with tips to help them grow. The checklists are available in a variety of languages and formats including a redesigned, user-friendly website.

New Online Tutorial: 4 Tips for Building Confidence in Newcomer Children

To support their settlement and growth, immigrant and refugee children need supportive relationships, a safe space, and opportunities to nurture and build their confidence and competence. Need opportunities for mastery, success, and “safe risks”!  In 4 Tips for Building Confidence in Newcomer Children, participants will learn about how to incorporate opportunities for mastery, success, and “safe risks” in their programs, some of the ways we unintentionally stifle children’s feelings of competence, and simple strategies to incorporate important learning opportunities that build confidence and support children’s development.