Resources

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!

A Look Around the World – Winter Celebrations

The winter holiday season is a special time of year, especially for children. How we celebrate this year may look different, but the spirit will be the same! As early childhood education professionals, we strive to make this time of year special for the children in our lives and welcome the opportunity to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion. With the winter months upon us, we look around the world to explore 10 different winter celebrations. Learning about the celebrations of other cultures can bring us closer together and make us stronger.


Webinar: Building Holiday Diversity

In this HiMama Helps Webinar, participants will take a look at diversity and inclusion around the holiday season, explore tips, and ways to be inclusive in early childhood programs while celebrating different holidays. 


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…

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!


Looking for activity ideas?

HiMama has curated a variety of arts and crafts activity ideas that support children's development and enhance their motor skills. Just provide the materials and let the children explore shapes, colors, textures… all while having fun!


Trauma and Young Children: What Every Early Educator Needs to Know

Early Childhood Educators in every setting are becoming more aware of the presence of trauma and its wide-reaching effect on children. In this webinar, participants join one of the authors of “Trauma and Young Children: Teaching Strategies to Support and Empower,” to learn the basics of what trauma is and how it can affect children’s ability to learn and thrive. Most importantly, learn trauma sensitive strategies that you can use to support children and families.