A Parent’s Guide to Gradual Separation – Available in 20 languages
When parents register their child for Care for Newcomer Children (CNC), many CNC programs that practice gradual separation have been challenged to explain their gradual separation/entry process to parents - especially when there isn’t a shared language. We’ve developed a multilingual resource
for parents that will help!
“New In Canada” Parenting Support Series – Brochures
There are many challenges facing parents in keeping their children safe. Multilingual New In Canada Parenting Support Brochures are now available online and ready for printing! Read More
All About Child Care Brochure
Newcomer parents using CIC funded settlement services often have a lot of questions about the on-site child care available to their children. All About Child Care is a unique resource for you to give parents who would like to participate in settlement services, to help them understand the child care services available to them. Read More
Newcomer Parents Speak Out On CNC – Unveiling Some Surprising Results!
To better understand how parents feel about the care their children receive, CMAS designed and conducted an evaluation. Read more...
Helping You Meet the Requirements: Supporting Parents
When parents come to you for information and assistance, the support you provide helps families adapt to life here in Canada. This special feature
will help you meet new requirements that specifically require all CNC programs to provide information on the topics of immunization, allergies/nutrition, settlement and community resources.
Reaching In, Reaching Out – Resiliency
When things get tough, resilient people "bounce back" from stressful experiences more easily. Reaching In, Reaching Out (RIRO) is an evidence-based skills training program to help adults help children develop a resilient response to life's bumps in the road. In this video, Carol Barbosa, from Stonegate Community Health Centre in Toronto will guide you through resilience theories, research, and practical strategies.
A Blueprint for Supporting Emergent Bilinguals in Your Program: Roma Chumak-Horbatsch’s Linguistically Appropriate Practice
At one time or another, all child care professionals in Canada—whether in a newcomer-focused program or not—will likely look after non-English speaking children. Read More
Creating A Welcoming Environment: How to support new children in your program
Moving to a new country is overwhelming, especially for a young child. They are just beginning to learn routines and to express themselves in their familiar surroundings when, suddenly, everything changes. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to help ease this difficult transition for the newcomer children in your program. Read More
Forging New Ties, Planting New Roots – Kenise Murphy Kilbride
It’s 2:00 in the morning and Julia’s baby, Cassandra, has been crying nonstop for about an hour. She knows Cassandra has a fever and is worried it’s getting worse. She thinks to herself, can I take her to the doctor or hospital? I think she needs medicine, but where would I find it? Julia knows she has to do something, but just doesn’t know what it is. She’s been living in Canada for only three weeks.
Families who immigrate to Canada with young children have many concerns and questions about “how it’s done here” and where they can turn for help and resources. It’s a very stressful situation to move to another country, and even more so for families with younger children. Read More
Working with Newcomer Families – Julie Dotsch
When educators see families as experts in caring for their children, they feel welcomed and valued.Julie Dotsch, an ECE Diversity consultant for One World, shares some tips and ideas for working with newcomer families. Read more