While most of your time is spent with the children, working with their families is part and parcel of being a child care professional.
And, building a positive and trusting relationship is especially important when it comes to immigrant and refugee families. In fact, you may be one of their few connections in Canada. They will look to you for reassurance and advice, as well as for practical resources.
Obtain information on working with immigrant and refugee families, including helpful parent resources and links for newcomer families:
- All About Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) – Multilingual Parent Resource
- A Parent’s Guide to Gradual Separation – Available in over 40 languages
- “New In Canada” Parenting Support Series – Brochures
- Newcomer Parents Speak Out On CNC – Unveiling Some Surprising Results!
Expert resources published by CMAS on the subject of working with the newcomer parents and families who have children in your program
- Multilingual information for parents: Free prescriptions for children and youth in Ontario
- Growing Together Toolkit for mothers and babies
- IRCC Resource: Violence Prevention Resource Cards
- Meal planning made easy for parents and caregivers
External publications and helpful links for parents and families available through the CMAS website