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 is available in English and French to help 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 available in English and French 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


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 Language-Rich Environments For Infants

Speech is one of the most important and complex skills a child will learn. It seems to happen naturally but, in fact, as a caregiver, you have a very important role to play. The more you talk to an infant, the more you facilitate their language development—in both their home language and in any new language! This tip sheet is available in English and French.