A Very Angry Preschool Song… Will it Work for Multiple Languages?

"This is an Angry Song” is a popular early years song in England that is a simple way to enable a child to express their anger with words and actions, and help other children understand the feelings a friend is experiencing. When we're working with multilingual groups of children, it's important to consider: Are the expressions and actions meaningful within the children's cultural context? Do they actually understand the words? Here are some tips for adapting songs like this for your CNC group.

The Canadian Child Care Sector is in a State of Change

With universal child care, ECEs in Kindergarten classrooms, and advocates calling for an ECE salary scale across the country, the landscape of child care in Canada is changing. In response to questions from CNC administrators and program staff about how these changes might impact CNC, we've put together a list of articles and information to keep you up-to-date and informed. Over the coming months, we'll do our best to add to this list with news and updates from the sector.


Play dough play provides children with lots of great opportunities to use their imagination and strengthen their fine motor skills. It can also provide hours of fun while children develop problem-solving, language and social skills! A team of CNC staff put their heads together and came up with over 125 play dough activity ideas for CNC… and now you can find them here!  Special thanks to the CNC team that worked on the new content.

Are you new to CNC? Looking for information and resources?

If you’re new to CNC and looking for information and resources, here’s a list of resources to help get you started and set you up for success!

Food Allergy Canada Tip Sheets and Posters

Food Allergy Canada has new tip sheets and posters on topics like: signs and symptoms, epinephrine, and 5 emergency steps. These one-page resources are perfect for downloading and posting in your program.

Play-responsiveness as a Teaching Practice: Using The Original Learning Approach

Join Swedish early childhood care and education expert, Suzanne Axelsson, M.A. to explore how weaving wonder, curiosity, joy, knowledge, imagination, interaction, risk, time, reflection, and listening can bring teaching closer to a state of play. In this thought-provoking webinar, Suzanne shares how play informs educators about each child’s learning and motivation, so teaching becomes focused on sense-making, meaning-making and world-making. She also shares concepts and images from Sweden, as well as from other places around the world including Greece, Italy, China, Iceland, and Australia to further inspire your teaching practices.

Newcomer Parent Resource Series: Available in 16 Languages

Refugee parents come to Canada with unique settlement needs, and language barriers that make it challenging to get information to support their parenting, children’s development, and the health and safety of their family here in Canada. We’ve developed a series of 14 parent resources to help - and they’re available in the 16 languages most commonly spoken by refugee families here in Canada!

5 Tips for Teaching and Practice Gratitude with Children Every Day

Gratitude is an important skill that needs to be nurtured and practiced often, which is why it is so important to teach children about gratitude, empathy, and helping others. Here are five ways to ensure kids are practicing gratitude daily, along with suggestions for simple language you can use!

Saskatchewan Newcomers Explore the Importance of Learning Indigenous History, Truth and Reconciliation

It's important for newcomers to understand how residential schools, and other harmful policies and laws, were imposed on Indigenous people so they can better understand the setbacks faced in terms of mental health, addiction, lack of housing, and more. As the Saskatchewan newcomer population learns about this land's First Peoples, truth, and reconciliation, some are finding similarities in how Indigenous peoples are treated in their home countries.

WEBINAR: Reinvigorate Your ECE Program with 3 Innovative Leadership Approaches

Finding the best way to help your program evolve can be art and science. This webinar explores innovative leadership approaches that can propel your ECE leadership style to find your way. Because innovative leadership relies on power-with rather than power-over relationships, you will discover leadership styles that build on strengths, shared values, and advance equity. Rather than focusing on how to influence, manage, and direct others, innovative leadership approaches focus on developing trust. Often the answers to the most challenging issues live within the realm of the staff and family voices which are untapped. Participants will identify situations in their work that could benefit from innovation, and brainstorm how to increase collaboration toward shared goals.