Programs and Activities

Preschool Activities that Explore Emotions

Socio-emotional development in the preschool years strengthens independence, self-regulation, and cooperation. These are valuable skills to ease their transition into school and build a foundation for success later in life. Here are some activities to include in your programming to help children explore their emotions.

Creating Culturally Relevant Classroom Environments

Part of our ongoing diligence in creating culturally relevant CNC spaces is to ask ourselves, "Do the children and families share and shape this educational space with me?".  And this new blog series is designed to help! 

Earth Day

Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive! That’s why each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to raise awareness. Even small children can learn a little bit about the history of Earth Day, take part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees to help make our world a happier, healthier place to live. Here are 21 fun earth day activities you might want to try in your program this month!

The Monster Dash: A Digital Story About Resilience and Flexibility

With a positive outlook, some flexibility, and a little help from grown-ups, children can learn to bounce back from challenges. This digital storybook is about one of many ways to build resilience: reframing. Read it together with children to help strengthen their growing bodies and minds!

Affirmation and Celebration: New Report Offers Recommendations for Supporting Multilingual Preschool-Age Children During the Pandemic

Affirming and celebrating all language practices supports children’s identity, and social and emotional well-being, as well as fosters their learning and development. That’s the top message from a new issue brief that focuses on how caregivers can help multilingual preschool-age children cope with stresses and trauma of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. It also describes the language development of multilingual children and how to nurture them through daily conversations and other interactions.

Preschool All About Me Activities

Preschoolers love to talk about is themselves! In fact, it's developmentally appropriate for them to be egocentric and find it challenging to take on a perspective that isn’t their own. It’s such an important phase in their development, so it's important to nurture socio-emotional skills such as self-esteem and identity formation so that children grow into kind and confident adults. Here are some great activity ideas to help!

12 Spring Traditions Around the World

Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal, and warm-weather activities. Baby animals are born, flowers bloom, and families around the world welcome spring with their own traditions. Through food, festivals, and various activities, the spring celebrations are endless. Here’s a list of how 12 different countries welcome spring.

Mind Mapping for Ideas in Early Childhood Programs

Have you ever used mind maps? Mind mapping is a process that helps organize emerging ideas and build connections in your programming. Referred to webs as they resemble a spider’s intricate creations, mind maps have so many possibilities. This interactive webinar explores mind mapping in an engaging and exciting way!

Playful Math: Webinar

How can we make learning math fun for children? An easy way is through play! In this webinar, Scholar's Choice will be sharing activities and ideas that encourage early numeracy, mathematical comprehension, and a love of numbers! Participants will also hear about ways to nurture a sense of curiosity related to mathematical concepts that engage children in a playful way!

The Great Canadian Farm Tour

Did you know that March is Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month? This year, you can sign up to participate in 11 virtual farm tours from across Canada. Each one explores something different to show the diversity of Canada’s Agriculture. There are lots of great resources and farm tours to explore on topics like dairy, eggs, maple syrup, and even composting!