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.
Shifting How We Manage Challenging Behaviours: Try Viewing Behaviour in a New LightWhen you look at challenging behavior as an indication of the skills children still need to build, you can move from constantly reacting to behaviors to identifying missing skills and intentionally working with children to strengthen these skills. Here are a few different ways that we can look at challenging behaviors that might shed new light on what we see in our programs.
WEBINAR – Don’t Look Away: How to Embrace Anti-Bias Classrooms Now
In this webinar, the authors of Don’t Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms participate in a roundtable discussion on how to embrace anti-bias classrooms and anti-racist teaching by creating affirming and culturally grounded environments that protect children from psychological trauma and heal them from the inside out.
October is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in CanadaCanada takes the protection of children very seriously. Each year thousands of children are subjected to abuse and neglect. All of us who work with families need to understand our duty to report and role in protecting children. This includes knowing how to identify different types and indicators of abuse, cultural considerations, and steps to report and document suspected abuse–as well as strategies to support staff, parents, and children after a report has been made. Take this opportunity to refresh your training and complete our webinar on Understanding Child Abuse and Your Duty to Report. This important webinar includes resources, helpful contact information, and links to legislation, as well as questions for reflection and/or discussion, and it's available in both English and French.
There’s plenty to acknowledge and celebrate in October!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.
International Day of the Girl Child and Thanksgiving are also celebrated on October 11th.
Make a Difference Day is October 23rd
Hallowe'en is on October 30th