8 Tips for Helping Children with Pandemic Anxiety

The stress caused by the pandemic has impacted everyone, but can be especially difficult for children who are especially vulnerable. Here are 8 tips from Canadian Immigrant on how we can be there for children and help them manage anxiety during this challenging time.

Multilingual Resources for Diverse Communities During COVID-19

Looking for resources in different languages? Ottawa Public Health has a library of accurate, reliable and up-to-date COVID-19 resources, including videos, posters and factsheets that have been translated into multiple languages. WorkSafeBC also has three helpful posters that are available in multiple languages to help prevent the spread of COVID-19; Cover coughs and sneezesHandwashingHow to use a mask.

HiMama Helps Webinar: Anxiety & Early Learning During COVID-19

Join experts to talk about the reality of teaching early education during a global pandemic. In this webinar, participants will discuss different models of early learning, how to identify anxiety in young children, and well as strategies to support families with young children with special needs.

WEBINAR: Engage Staff and Families about COVID-19 Protocols Using Media Literacy

As we adjust to the new realities of providing child care in the midst of a pandemic, staff and families may question choices and strategies based on things they’ve heard or seen on television or social media. Even administrators might be confused about conflicting messages! This webinar is presented by an early childhood media literacy expert who offers strategies for using media literacy skills to address concerns and improve understanding.

The importance of hand washing for kids

Proper hand hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. Do you know how to teach proper hand washing?

Wearing Masks: Downloadable PDF Story

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is important to reassure children and help them understand why the people around them are wearing face masks. Here's a little story that uses lots of visuals and provides simple explanations for children - and it's available in English and Spanish!

Understanding Children’s Emotions in Extraordinary Times

In this video, Dr. Jean Clinton, a psychiatrist and advocate for children's mental health, speaks with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) to share her expertise in dealing with children's emotions in this extraordinary time. She also talks about ideas, resources and tips to help ease the challenging transition back to on-site work as the pandemic unfolds.


Looking for ways to explain COVID-19 to children, keep families engaged with learning activities, and teach best practices for staying healthy? These tip sheets and infographics are full of helpful reminders on how to stay healthy, happy, and connected during COVID-19. Available in English, Spanish, Mam and Tagalog.

Safe & Unsafe Toys for CNC During COVID-19

While planning for CNC reopening, it’s important to think about what the children can and cannot play with. Since early childhood education is based on hands-on play, you want to find ways to stay true to that philosophy but in a safe way. Here is a list of appropriate toys for use and inappropriate toys for use according to safety and health guidelines.

Hand sanitizer recalls

Health Canada is advising Canadians that certain hand sanitizers are being recalled from the market because they contain ethanol or denaturants that can be poisonous to children and are not acceptable for use in Canada. For an up-to-date recall list, visit Health Canada Recalls and Safety Alerts