Programs and Activities Quick Tip Sheets

Tips for providing opportunities for mastery and success for young refugee children

English: Tips for providing opportunities for mastery and success for young refugee children
French: Conseils pour fournir aux jeunes enfants réfugiés des occasions de maîtriser leurs habiletés et d’avoir du succès

Tips for creating a safe space for refugee families

English: Tips for creating a safe space for refugee families
French: Comment créer un endroit sécuritaire pour les familles réfugiées

Tips for helping refugee children understand and manage big feelings and challenging behaviours

English: Tips for helping refugee children understand and manage big feelings and challenging behaviours
French: Conseils pour aider les enfants réfugiés à comprendre et à gérer leurs émotions fortes et leurs comportements difficiles

Selecting Space for Mobile Care

By offering mobile short-term care in conjunction with settlement services, you can allow more newcomer families to benefit from your programs and to be supported in their transition to life in Canada. As an administrator, selecting safe, appropriate space that meets CNC Requirements (CNCR) is one of your responsibilities. This tip sheet helps you select the right spaces to improve the quality of care for the children in your program and reduce safety risks.

Choosing Toys and Equipment for Mobile Care

When offering mobile care for newcomer children, the locations, caregivers and children change often, making for many variables to consider when selecting toys and equipment. For example, the children in attendance will come from diverse backgrounds and communities and will be of varying ages. Accordingly, there will be a wide array of interests and preferences to consider. This resource offers tips for selecting toys and equipment, as well as suggestions for where to purchase quality toys and equipment.

Infant Care in LINC Childminding Programs


Encouraging Positive Behaviours; The importance of routines and rules

Operating a school age program brings with it many varied responsibilities, one of which is to operate a safe program. Routines and rules help to reduce risks for both children and staff. Read more

Creating a Positive Play Environment for Infants

There are many things to consider when planning a successful program for newcomer infants. One important aspect is creating the right environment This resource has strategies on how to create an environment that is welcoming and inviting, so both children and families feel more comfortable.

Creating a Language Rich Environment

While newcomer infants are learning to speak they will be hearing words at home in their mother language and will be hearing words in English, their mother language and other languages while in your care. It is important to understand some simple words of the infants’ first language.Read more