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Songs of Resilience

Research tells us that music and movement are a powerful combination. Together they help children by building better brains, reinforcing learning, supporting development, building strengths, and promoting social harmony. Songs of Resilience are special songs and guided movements to help young children "bounce back" and thrive.

Do you know about the Children’s Book Bank?

The Children’s Book Bank provides free books and literacy support to children living in low-income neighbourhoods across Toronto.

Webinar- Through a Child’s Eyes: How Classroom Design Inspires Children’s Learning and Wonder

Young children view the world from a different perspective than adults. Young children live close to the ground—so they are always discovering close up: the tiny acorn peeking out from under a fallen leaf, or the dust bunny in the corner of the classroom. Adults, on the other hand, have a completely different perspective of the world. Understanding the difference is important when designing classrooms for young children. Learn how designing classrooms from children’s perspectives helps improve their behaviours and inspires learning and wonder.

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care in ECE- Key Strategies for Healing and Behavioural Change

Children with a history of trauma often “act out” their distress through behaviors that are challenging for adults to understand. This webinar will focus on understanding the message of challenging behaviour and strategies to help children heal.

5 Tips for Encouraging Sharing

There has been some debate about encouraging sharing in the early years, and some educators prefer to encourage "taking turns" over "sharing". Either way, it's important for the children in our programs to work on social skills and learn how to share space and objects with their peers. Here are five ideas for teaching and encouraging sharing in your program.

Are you looking for quiet, calming music for children?

This relaxing music might be just what you're looking for to use during quiet time. You might also want to make calming music like this available with headphones in a quiet space to help children self-regulate!

Webinar -Trauma Informed Care in ECE: Key Strategies for Healing and Behavioural Change

Children with a history of trauma often “act out” their distress through behaviours that are challenging for adults to understand. This webinar focuses on understanding the message of challenging behavior and strategies to help children heal.

Early Education Nation is an “ECE Library” for new ideas and materials!

Find and share educator resources to help create community and improve learning outcomes for preschool children. All of the resources and materials are free and available to discuss, borrow and reuse!

Webinar: 5 Things You Can Do Today to Lessen Challenging Behaviours Tomorrow

At times, early educators may feel powerless in the face of challenging behaviours. But, there are steps you can take to lessen these behaviours! Through humour, concrete examples, and practical suggestions, participants in this webinar will learn about five common causes of challenging behaviours, how to recognize them, understand their impact, and how to remedy them so peace and happiness can prevail.

Tips for Arranging Child Care Spaces

We know that the environment can have a direct impact on behaviour and the flow of your program. Do you ever wonder about changing around your child care space? Here are some helpful tips for preschool, infant and toddler spaces.