Sharing expertise in newcomer childcare and support settlement.
CMAS is Canada's leading organization that focuses on caring for newcomer children.
We take a great deal of pride in sharing our expertise with immigrant serving organizations and other organizations in the child care field.
We identify gaps in service and work to create solutions; establish and measure the standards of care; and support services for newcomer families through resources, training and consultations.
If you are looking for resources on caring for newcomer children, please visit our CNC site.
Understanding and Responding to Children Who BiteBiting is a typical behaviour often seen in infants, toddlers, and 2-year olds. As children mature, gain self-control, and develop problem-solving skills, they usually outgrow this behaviour. While not uncommon, biting can be an upsetting and potentially harmful behaviour. This article will help you to understand why some children bite and provide some ideas and strategies for responding appropriately.
Webinar: Puppet Pals for Children, SEL Partners for TeachersWhether you are teaching in person or online, this information-packed webinar will provide strategies for using puppets to create engaging experiences for young children. Participants will be inspired to use puppets as "pals" who help children with problem solving, empathy, community-building, and all aspects of development. Join this webinar to learn how to make puppets partners in your online or in-person program.
Online security considerations for CNC staff and programs supporting families remotely
Organizations are responsible for managing their own online presence. Given that security risks can arise through the use of various online platforms and practices, we encourage you to carefully consider what works best to meet your organizational needs. To bring this important issue to the forefront, in December, we provided you with two important documents to support your CNC team in delivering safe and secure online supports: The Importance of Secure, Safe, and Professional Online Interactions, and Online Interactions Considerations Checklist. We are also hosting Virtual Cafés on online security to raise awareness and help identify measures to help keep yourself, your organization, and your CNC families safe. If you are offering online supports and/or services for children, we encourage you to attend a session.
NEW! January Virtual Cafés
To support CNC professional development, share promising practices, and provide opportunities for CNC programs to connect, Virtual Cafés have started up again this month. There are lots of new topics in January to look forward to!
Activities Ideas to Help Get Kids Moving!Keep children moving while learning with daily, quick and creative physical activities. Ideally, kids should have two to three active play times every day. Instead of thinking of exercise as a separate scheduled activity, just try to weave quick “moving” moments throughout the day.
Infographic: New Ideas for Connecting with Diverse Families of Young Children During Difficult Times
Download and print this helpful infographic for your CNC team - with answers to frequently asked questions about building relationships with diverse families of young children during challenging times.