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Everyday Social-Emotional Learning

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) helps kids with decision-making, building friendships, feeling empathy, and understanding their own emotions. Having these skills in place sets up kids for better outcomes as lifelong learners. Here are a few examples of everyday SEL that you can incorporate into your program.

CMAS Webinar: Identifying Personality Styles on Your Team to Improve Communication with Karen Minty

Do you know about the four different personality styles and how each one is different when it comes to communication? In this webinar, Karen Minty explains the motivators, fears and core beliefs for each personality style, and leaves participants better equipped to communicate, encourage, motivate and inspire their teams to achieve their goals!

Food Allergy Canada: What’s New?

Check out the latest mythbuster, what’s new in food allergy research, and update your anaphylaxis training this month with Food Allergy Canada.

Infographic – The Preschool Personality

Preschoolers know much better than they behave, and their good intentions can be short lived. The secret to caring for preschoolers is understanding. This infographic explains some of the characteristics of preschoolers that often frustrate or baffle adults - and how they are actually an important part of their developmental design!

10 Ways to Increase Positive Behaviour

There isn't just one simple tool or technique that works for every child, so it's always a good idea to have a few new strategies and tricks up your sleeve! Here's a helpful list of 10 ways to increase positive behavior in your CNC program.

Why is observation so important?

Most CNC staff understand the role of observation in early childhood education. But do they understand why it’s important? And more importantly, do they have the best systems and techniques in place to accurately assess toddler development? Early childhood education is not about teaching; it’s about exploration and learning, and observations play an important role in meeting the developmental needs of the newcomer children in your program.This important article and free ebook explain why observation is important, what it impacts, and how you can make it easier.

International Mother Language Day: February 21

Languages are the most powerful instrument in preserving and developing heritage. Every February, International Mother Language Day helps to increase awareness and mobilize partners and resources that support language diversity and multilingualism across the globe. How will you celebrate the linguistic diversity of your CNC program this year?

CNC in Action: A Step-by-step Journey to CNC

When the New Canadians Centre of Peterborough (NCC) wanted to create a short term CNC program in the bare bones children’s room in an old church, the project was not without its challenges. But with a helping hand from the experts, they were able to transform it into a safe and welcoming place for newcomer children. Read more...

New Online CMAS Tutorial: Consistent Care and Relationship Building in CNC

The evidence is clear: successful attachments with primary caregivers in the early years have a profound impact on children in almost all areas of development! In fact, a child's growth and development depends on the capacity of their caregivers to understand, perceive and respond to the child needs. So developing relationships and trust with the newcomer children in your care is key to supporting their settlement and early development. In CMAS' new Consistent Care and Relationship Building in CNC tutorial, you'll have an opportunity to consider how relationships impact children's development and health, what is consistent care and why it is so important, which children might need a little more attention and care, and strategies for improving consistency and relationships for everyone. At the end of the tutorial, you'll also find resources, references, a facilitator guide, and added group discussion questions so that you can easily facilitate your own team training.

Family Life in Canada Video Series for Parents

Did you know that Families Canada produces resources and programming to help newcomers settle in Canada? Explore their website to find resources to support your work with newcomer families, including parent resources like this Family Life in Canada Video Series for Parents.