Safe & Unsafe Toys for CNC During COVID-19

While planning for CNC reopening, it’s important to think about what the children can and cannot play with. Since early childhood education is based on hands-on play, you want to find ways to stay true to that philosophy but in a safe way. Here is a list of appropriate toys for use and inappropriate toys for use according to safety and health guidelines.

Hand sanitizer recalls

Health Canada is advising Canadians that certain hand sanitizers are being recalled from the market because they contain ethanol or denaturants that can be poisonous to children and are not acceptable for use in Canada. For an up-to-date recall list, visit Health Canada Recalls and Safety Alerts

12 Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

If you need ideas for physical development activities for toddlers and preschoolers in your care to help get them moving, here are a few games to try!

New Podcast: The Brain Architects

Healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for educational achievement, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation. From brain architecture to toxic stress to serve and return, The Brain Architects will explore what we can do during this incredibly important period to ensure that all children have a strong foundation for future development.

Early childhood insights and inspirations…

Check out this website full of inspiration and ideas for early childhood activities, program setup, health and safety, instructional strategies, inclusion, professional development and more!

Global Storybooks

Global Storybooks is a free multilingual literacy resource for children and youth worldwide. Now, you can read, download, toggle, and listen to a wide variety of illustrated stories in different languages!

What is Culturally Responsive Teaching in Early Childhood Education?

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) validates and affirms the cultures of children and incorporates their cultures in multiple aspects of learning and the environment in meaningful ways. This approach also encourages early childhood educators to hold high expectations of the children and their ability to learn. Here are our ways to validate and affirm young students’ cultures in meaningful ways.

Podcast: The Future of Play

In this episode of the preschool podcast, experts explain how early educators can work together to face the challenges of reopening, while maintaining the engagement that children get from learning through play.

Play First Online Summit

Have you heard about the Play First Online Summit? The summit is a gathering of ECE leaders and the brightest minds in play from around the world... all working together, sharing insight and ideas on the best way forward for children and the people who love them. Find out more and register now!

HiMama Helps Webinar: Team Building

In this webinar, participants will learn about the Enneagram framework and how it can be used to better understand, communicate with, and motivate the different personalities on your team - which is especially important as we navigate reopening during the pandemic!