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CMAS Webinar: The Importance of Play in Challenging Times

The transition back to CNC after pandemic closures can be stressful for everyone, and for some, it’s hard to imagine how to plan play-based learning and still meet provincial directives. In this webinar, CMAS consultant Jackie Cunningham provides CNC staff with 10 tips for keeping the focus on play during these challenging times, activity ideas to try, and a simple tip sheet you can share with your team!


Special Needs Tutorial Series: Just added

Have you ever wondered about how an Individual Program Plan (IPP) works? Do you know how to write long- and short-term goals? 

The first tutorial in the two-part special needs series provides a step-by-step guide to writing an IPP, and an opportunity for CNC staff to learn about the different parts of an IPP, why they’re important, and how they work together to support a child. At the end of the tutorial, you’ll also find resources, references, a facilitator guide, and added group discussion questions so that you can easily facilitate your own team training.

The second tutorial provides a step-by-step guide to writing an IPP, and an opportunity for CNC to review the sample IPP template and examples, as well as gain insight and confidence in writing long- and short-term goals that really support their programming and provide a clear direction for helping a child and family. This tutorial also offers resources, references, a facilitator guide, and added group discussion questions


Managing Separation Anxiety When Children Return Webinar: Just added

For some parents and children, the idea of returning to CNC after pandemic closures is stressful. Many families will be experiencing separation anxiety and find the transition back to care challenging. In this webinar, CMAS consultant Jackie Cunningham provides CNC staff with 9 Tips for managing separation anxiety when children return and a printable tip sheet you can share with your team!


Additional French tutorials coming soon!

To better serve our French programs, CMAS is in the process of translating the following tutorials:

  • 10 Simple Ways to Encourage Language in Newcomer Children
  • 3 Simple Visuals For Every CNC Program
  • How Your Early Learning Environment Impacts Behaviour

These will be added to the website’s Learning Centre as they are completed.