A team of CNC staff put their heads together and came up with over 100 painting and colouring activity ideas for CNC… and now you can find them here!
With universal child care, ECEs in Kindergarten classrooms, and advocates calling for an ECE salary scale across the country, the landscape of child care in Canada is changing.
In response to questions from CNC administrators and program staff about how these changes might impact CNC, we’ve put together a list of links to articles and information to keep you up-to-date and informed.
Over the coming months, we’ll do our best to add to this list with news and updates from the sector.
- Ontario Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Boost Child Care Workforce and Protect Children
- Advocates say increase to Ontario ECE wages doesn’t go far enough for retention of workers
- Saskatchewan allocates funding for new regulated daycare spaces, youth mental health
- $10-a-day daycare in Manitoba raising demand for staff and lengthening wait-lists
- Increase In Wages For Certified Early Childhood Educators Beginning October 1
- Advocates are calling for a salary scale of at least $30 to $40 an hour for registered ECEs
- Early childcare centres struggling to maintain staff across Saskatchewan
- B.C. falling behind on wages for early childhood educators amidst staff shortage
- Thunder Bay kindergarten classrooms are short-staffed as Ontario grapples with ECE shortage
- How much will it cost to raise the wages of Early Childhood Educators?
Play dough play provides children with lots of great opportunities to use their imagination and strengthen their fine motor skills. It can also provide hours of fun while children develop problem-solving, language and social skills! A team of CNC staff put their heads together and came up with over 125 play dough activity ideas for CNC… and now you can find them here! Special thanks to the CNC team that worked on the new content.
Are you busy collecting ideas and planning for your CNC program this month? If so, there are a few important days this month that you might want to incorporate and honour to raise awareness in your CNC program and community!
October is Canada Library and Fire Prevention month, and National Family Week is October 2-8. Thanksgiving is also celebrated on October 9th, and International Day of the Girl Child on the 11th. Make a Difference Day is October 23rd, Dress Purple Day is October 27th, and Hallowe'en is on October 30th!
When children are calm and alert, they’re better able to manage their emotions, pay attention, ignore distractions, feel empathy, and really engage in their play and learning. Supporting children in developing self-regulation skills and helping them understand and manage big feelings is a great place to start. Supporting Self-Regulation and 8 Tips for Helping Children Understand and Manage Big Feelings are now available in French and English!
Do you have a child in your program who is interested in bugs and creepy crawly things? A team of CNC staff put their heads together and came up with over 60 bugs and creepy crawly things activity ideas for CNC… and now you can find them here! Special thanks to the CNC team that worked on the new content.
Here are some examples of research and lessons learned through CNC.
Let’s keep the learning going… and growing! We have started to post session recordings on the CMAS website in the Learning Centre. Here’s a list of the conference session recordings that are now available for everyone!
Do you have a child in your program who is interested in math and counting? A team of CNC staff put their heads together and came up with over 100 math and counting activity ideas for CNC… and now you can find them here! Special thanks to the CNC team that worked on the new content.
Each CNC program is unique, and at past conferences, participants have had an opportunity to visit local CNC programs to see how they set up their space and hear about their programming. Because the 2023 CNC conference was virtual, for the first time, we had a unique opportunity to virtually connect, “visit” and learn from quality CNC programs in different provinces. Instead of taking a bus to visit a program, conference participants were taken on four virtual tours through CNC programs in Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Our thanks fo out to all of the staff at ISANS, MAGMA, Regional Connections and Wortley YMCA CNC programs for making it possible. These virtual tours are available for everyone!