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Webinar: Puppet Pals for Children, SEL Partners for Teachers

Whether you are teaching in person or online, this information-packed webinar will provide strategies for using puppets to create engaging experiences for young children. Participants will be inspired to use puppets as "pals" who help children with problem solving, empathy, community-building, and all aspects of development. Join this webinar to learn how to make puppets partners in your online or in-person program.

Activities Ideas to Help Get Kids Moving!

Keep children moving while learning with daily, quick and creative physical activities. Ideally, kids should have two to three active play times every day. Instead of thinking of exercise as a separate scheduled activity, just try to weave quick “moving” moments throughout the day.

Infographic: New Ideas for Connecting with Diverse Families of Young Children During Difficult Times

COVID IMAGEDownload and print this helpful infographic for your CNC team - with answers to frequently asked questions about building relationships with diverse families of young children during challenging times.


Physical Activity Ideas for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers

This website is full of physical activities ideas for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. It offers a variety of ideas, strategies, information and resources that are perfect for sharing with parents to help them use the space within their homes, the materials they have, and their limited time to model and encourage physical activity!

INFOGRAPHIC: How Racism Can Affect Child Development

This infographic explains in basic terms how racism affects learning, behavior, and lifelong health. Let's start with a shared understanding so that we can work together toward creative strategies to address these long-standing inequities…

Grief: Yours, Mine & Ours Webinar Recording & Resources

Living through a pandemic has meant losing many things that are important to us. We grieve loss of life and health for many who contract the virus. We grieve the loss of connection through schools, activities, and family gatherings while we’re stuck at home. And on top of all that, we feel the loss of control over our daily lives as routines and plans have been upended. This Pandemic Parenting Exchange webinar explains different types of grief and how it may have been present for you, your child(ren), and your community.


CMAS Webinar: Resolving Conflict at Work with Karen Minty

Do you know how different personality styles behave under stress? How does your team resolve conflict under stressful situations? Karen Minty explains the basic needs of each personality style, and appropriate strategies to deal with difficult behaviour to quickly diffuse situations and prevent further conflict in this Resolving Conflict at Work webinar.


Prioritize “connections over content” in all virtual learning efforts

COVID IMAGEIdeally, virtual classrooms and programs can represent a space for children to focus on learning and to process the emotional and social effects of the pandemic. This article includes a list of considerations, including a recommendation to prioritize “connections over content” in all virtual learning efforts for children and families.


Ethno-cultural Communities Well-being Project

This project aims to break the stigma of mental illness and increase awareness of mental health and well-being by providing information and resources to support diverse families who are facing mental health challenge or crisis, and the importance of self-care. The project offers five different courses that address mental health, including: Children and Mental Health, Women Abuse and Mental Health, Seniors and Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid (Basic), and Mental Health First Aid for Adults who interact with Youth. Each course is offered twice throughout the year either in the mornings, evenings and/or weekends.

Creating Early Learning Spaces for Multi-Age Groups

Designing and creating engaging early learning spaces for children of different ages can be a challenge but here are a few simple strategies to make the process a little easier, and make life less stressful for caregivers - with a focus on providing as many opportunities as possible for the children to explore and play, challenge themselves or try something new!