Programs and Activities
Young children are naturally visual learners as they observe, imitate and learn to read body language. For newcomer children, visual cues can be even more important - especially if you don't have a shared language!
In the 3 Simple Visuals for CNC tutorial, we'll review the three simple visuals that are essential in every Care for Newcomer Children program.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice (also known as DAP) is a teaching perspective in early childhood education where a teacher nurtures a child’s development (social, emotional, physical, and cognitive) based on theories of child development, the needs of the individual child, and the child’s cultural background (community, family history, and family structure).
4 fun snow projects are sure to get the children excited about winter weather!
Webinar: How to Effectively Teach Social-Emotional Skills to Children Who Exhibit Challenging BehaviourIt’s easy to become focused on trying to stop unwanted behaviour when young children are using aggression to try and get their wants and needs met. This can also be true when they are not following directions or we feel they are being disrespectful in some way. Yet, in addition to stopping the behaviour we also need to teach them what do instead! Challenging behaviour signals that the child needs support to develop their social-emotional skills. Learn about the importance of focusing on social-emotional learning and discuss practical strategies that use to proactively teach children the necessary social-emotional skills!
When we observe children at play, it helps us better understand the strengths and needs of each individual child. It also helps us understand each child's knowledge, skills, and interests, how they are learning and how we can further their learning and development.
Here are some things to consider when designing your CNC space.
scaffolding is the act of an educator or parent adjusting their support techniques to suit an individual child at a developmentally appropriate level. Most people who work with young children use a form of scaffolding each and every day without knowing it as we support our children and students in learning new ideas and skills.
How Your Early Learning Environment Impacts Behaviour tutorial explores how the early learning environments that we provide for newcomer children can either work for, or against us! Find out more about how the elements of time, space and energy can be used to provide indirect guidance and generally improve the flow of your CNC program. To facilitate your own team training, the tutorial includes a facilitator guide and group discussion questions.
checklist for planning a multicultural child care environment to see how your program is doing, and identify areas for improvements!
Here are some helpful tips for helping children cope with anger.