Health and Safety in CNC

Where the Wild Things Are! Providing Effective Active Supervision
2023 Conference Session Length: 56 minutes
Publish Date: June 2023

Supervision is more than just watching children. It comes with intentionality and responsibility. Effective supervision is a critical skill for every educator. We all know that children can sometimes get themselves into risky or even dangerous situations. So how can we keep them as safe as possible? By knowing the ins and outs of effective supervision. Join us in this session as we discuss strategies to build our supervision skills through our environment, our interactions with children, and our knowledge of their individual needs. Let’s join the wilds of child care and learn how to navigate it effectively!

No Waiting! Get Them Shaking! Learning Effective Transition Strategies 

2023 Conference Session Length: 1 hour 54 min
Publish Date: April 2023

Did you know that transitions can be a time of chaos or a time of calm? It’s true! Transitions can be calm, fun, and effective if we intentionally plan for them. Planning goes a long way when it comes to helping children through multiple types of transitions each day. And since not every strategy works with every child, we need lots of ideas ready to pull out when we need them the most! During this session, we will brainstorm, practice, and play some unique transition ideas that will be sure to add some magic to your transition times.

Responding to Children’s Fear
Tutorial length: 6 minutes
Publish Date: April 2022

For many of us, when a child expresses fear, it can be hard to know how to respond in a way that makes them feel heard and supported. In this tutorial, we’ll talk about how to respond to children’s fear, common mistakes, and why they’re important to avoid, and some practical tips with examples to help us understand and remember. 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.  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.

Happiness @ Work
Webinar length: 61 minutes
Publish Date: January 2022

Did you know that 50% of our happiness is determined by our genes, 10% by our environment but that 40% is determined by our actions or attitude? The science of positive psychology or human flourishing suggests hundreds of simple interventions (e.g. like random acts of kindness; expressing gratitude) that we can apply daily to increase our happiness and well-being.

Researchers have been studying happiness in the workplace for more than 20 years and have learned that employees who have found a way to have meaning and purpose, use their strengths, are highly engaged and have good relationships with their colleagues are happiest.

In this CNC webinar, positive psychology practitioner, Patrice Palmer joins us to talk about different kinds of happiness, and concrete examples of simple things we can do each day to positively impact everyone around us!

Understanding Child Abuse and Your Duty to Report
e-course length: 62 minutes
Publish Date: January 2020

Canada 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. Understanding Child Abuse and Your Duty to Report includes resources, helpful contact information, and links to legislation, as well as questions for reflection and/or discussion. English Version | French Version

Managing Risk: Supervision of Children
Tutorial length: 12 minutes
Publish Date: January 2018

Most serious occurrences and injuries are predictable and preventable, but when supervision strategies break down, children can be at risk. We know that children must be supervised at all times, but what does that actually mean? Managing Risk: Supervision of Children provides a list of common mistakes and risks to consider when developing or reviewing your policies and procedures, checklists, tools and strategies for keeping the children in your care safe. 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.

How do you make sure the toys in your program are safe?
Tutorial length: 10 minutes
Publish Date: January 2017

You may believe that a toy is safe if it’s on a store shelf, but that’s not necessarily true. Canada has rigorous laws on toy safety, but there are still many variables that can actually make a toy hazardous! Toys can become unsafe due to wear and tear, how they are used, or because of recalls and changing standards. Learn how to make sure your toys are safe in this quick-tip tutorial.

Does your team know the 5 steps to follow if a child has a severe allergic reaction?
Tutorial length: 10 minutes
Publish Date: September 2016

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Training, awareness and planning are essential to managing risks and keeping children safe. Train staff quickly and easily with this quick-tip-tutorial.


Importance of Fire Drills
Tutorial length: 13 minutes
Publish Date: June 2016

Planning, practice and training is the best way to keep children safe. Staff must know how to respond to a fire emergency – even if they are there on an infrequent basis. Learn about basic fire drill standards and practices for your CNC program in this quick-tip tutorial.