Child Development CMAS Resources

Promising Practices in Refugee Education

Launched in March 2017, the Promising Practices in Refugee Education initiative set out to identify, document and promote innovative ways to effectively reach refugee children and young people with quality educational opportunities. On their website, you'll find thought-provoking information and ideas, case studies and reports from around the world!

NEW! Newcomer Parent Resource Series: Available in 15 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 14 languages most commonly spoken by refugee families here in Canada!

Tips for helping refugee children understand and manage big feelings and challenging behaviours

English: Tips for helping refugee children understand and manage big feelings and challenging behaviours
French: Conseils pour aider les enfants réfugiés à comprendre et à gérer leurs émotions fortes et leurs comportements difficiles

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The CNC Environment

Online Training Available Length Format Cost
Changing Spaces 2 hours Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
Supporting Resources Available Format
An Environment that Positively Impacts Young Children Early Childhood News Article

Learning Through Play

Online Training Available

Length

Format Cost
Move Beyond Time-Out to Responsive Caregiving

1 hour

Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
Emergent Curriculum – Debunking the Myths and Creating Shared Understanding

1.5 hours

Early Childhood Investigations Webinar Recording FREE
The Power of Playful Learning in Early Education: How Guided Play Sparks Social and Academic Outcomes

1.5 hours

Early Childhood Investigations Webinar Recording FREE
Responsive Curriculum

1 hour

CMAS e-course FREE

 


Toddlers

Online Training Available Length Format Cost
Understanding Toddlers 2 hours Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
Creating Special Moments with Infants and Toddlers 2 hours Better Kid Care – Lessons On Demand FREE
From Biting to Hugging: The Social Development of Infants and Toddlers 2 hours Webinar FREE
Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers 2 hours Webinar FREE
Terrific Toddlers 18 minutes CMAS Video FREE
Support Resources Available Format
5 Toddler Transition Tips Article
6 Toddler Quiet Time Activities Article
Fostering Attachment in the Child Care Setting for Infants and Toddlers Article

Early Language and Literacy

Online Training Available

Length

Format Cost
Learning in Two Languages in Early Childhood: What Every Early Childhood Professional Needs to Know

1.5 hours

Early Childhood Investigations Webinar Recording FREE
Early Literacy Beyond Circle Time – Integrating Language & Literacy into Play

1.5 hours

Early Childhood Investigations Webinar Recording FREE
Support Diversity in Your ECE Program With a A Treasure Trove of Free Resources: Libraries and Librarians

1.5 hours

Early Childhood Investigations Webinar Recording FREE
Language-Rich Environments

1 hour

CMAS e-course FREE
Supporting Resources Available Format
Creating a Language-Rich Environment CMAS Tipsheet
A Blueprint for Supporting Emergent Bilinguals in Your Program CMAS Article
Linguistically Appropriate Practice CMAS conference video – 10 min
Print All Around Us CMAS Experts Corner Article

Fostering Physical Development in Infants

Infants cannot be taught to roll over, crawl or walk before their muscles, nerves and bones are developed enough for these movements. When an infant is ready, however, there are ways you can encourage them to develop these important gross motor skills in their own ways and in their own time. Read More

Multilingual Health A-Z

In order to better meet the needs of families and health professionals, Hospital for Sick Kids has translated some of their core information about child health and family quality of life into a number of languages. Read more...