Health and Safety Quick Tip Sheets

Does your team know the 5 steps to follow if a child has a severe allergic reaction?

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Training, awareness and planning are essential to managing risks and keeping children safe. Train staff quickly and easily with this quick-tip-tutorial!

Providing Quality Newcomer Infant Care

The early years have been identified as the time when the greatest amount of development in a person’s lifespan takes place. During this period, certain experiences can enhance or diminish inborn potential. The early years are a period of considerable opportunity for the growth of children, but they are also the time when children are most vulnerable to harm. For this reason, providing safe, high quality programming for infants is extremely important—and this is especially true for newcomer infants who have already experienced a great deal of change in their short lives. Read more

Stress and Mental Health in the Newcomer Child

Newcomer children are adapting to a new environment, new sights, sounds, foods and people. On top of this, they are learning to understand a new language. All of this can lead to stress, and can present as physical, emotional and intellectual changes. By learning to recognize the signs of stress and helping newcomer children to build their resiliency, you can assist them in coping with life’s challenges today and into the future.Read more...

Fun and Easy Snacks

In some programs snacks may or may not be served, since children attend sessions for varied lengths of time. However, it is important to always make water available to the children. If you decide to serve food, be sure to provide the children in your care with simple, easy-to-prepare snacks. Read more