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:
- Newcomer Parent Resource Series: Available in 16 Languages
- Why Is My Child Aggressive?
- When Your Child Has Nightmares
- What Can I Do If My Child Is Aggressive?
Resources published by CMAS on the subject of working with the newcomer parents and families who have children in your program
- Preventing and responding to children’s exposure to intimate partner violence
- Newcomer families’ experiences with programs and services to support early childhood development in Canada: A scoping review
- Share 8 Great Reading Tips with Families (in 16 languages)
- Encouraging School Readiness Skills in Preschoolers
External publications and helpful links for parents and families available through the CMAS website