RESOURCES

Teaching Resources

TEACHING RESOURCES

Here you will find various sites, pages and links for information on child development, research-based articles and helpful classroom tips!

IN THE CLASSROOM

Factors that set the stage for quality

“Research studies have looked at key factors that contribute to quality in early childhood programs. These include regulation, training in early childhood education, wages and working conditions, staff-child ratios and group size, educational elements and auspice (who owns the program).”

http://findingqualitychildcare.ca/high-quality-child-care/factors-that-set-the-stage-for-quality

How to give kids effective instructions

The first step to harmony is teaching your child to listen and follow directions

https://childmind.org/article/how-to-give-kids-effective-instructions/

Activities & Games

Here are over 100 fun and simple games and activities designed to get children active! 

http://haveaballtogether.ca/activities/

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tips for Teachers

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/parent-conferences.html

Deepening families’ understanding of childrens’ learning in centres

“When I drop my child off, I see some of her friends building block towers in one area of the classroom and playing grocery store in another. What’s the purpose of having different centers? And how do children learn if they play so much?” Many parents have questions like these, so we developed a family night event at our program to answer them. We invited parents and caregivers to participate in center activities to help them understand how play-based centers promote their children’s learning. We also followed up with families after the event and offered reinforcement materials. Our objective: to invite families to be partners in their children’s learning. Here’s how we did it.

https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/apr2017/deepening-families-understanding

How can we help kids with transitions?

With the right support, children can learn to change gears without whining and tantrums

https://childmind.org/article/how-can-we-help-kids-with-transitions/

CHILD BEHAVIOUR

Metacognition: How thinking about thinking can help kids

A powerful skill for building resilience

https://childmind.org/article/how-metacognition-can-help-kids/

Coping with Change

Children vary in how they cope with and tolerate both everyday changes, like a new jacket, and larger changes, like moving to a new house.

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/348-coping-with-change

12 Secrets to Teaching your Child how to Manage their Emotions

The following are 12 tips to give your child tools for handling their uncomfortable feelings.

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/12-secrets-to-teaching-your-child-how-to-manage-their-emotions-1107175

Are You Potty Training Too Soon?

Rushing a child can cause bladder issues and more

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/are-you-potty-training-too-soon/

CURRICULUM

Play- Based Learning

This topic aims to show how play-based learning can help support young children’s learning of social-emotional skills, general cognitive development, and self-regulation abilities. It also helps to clarify the relationship between play and academic learning.

http://www.child-encyclopedia.com/play-based-learning/according-experts/defining-play-based-learning

Emergent Curriculum

Research consistently points to several common elements that are characteristic of the way that young children learn.

http://elc.utoronto.ca/about-us/emergent-curriculum/

WEBSITES

Ontario Centre of Excellence for child and youth mental health

“At the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, they work with agencies to strengthen mental health services and build an accessible system of care for children, youth and their families and caregivers.”

http://www.excellenceforchildandyouth.ca

Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development

“The most up-to-date scientific knowledge on early childhood development, from conception to age five.”

http://www.child-encyclopedia.com

Association of Early Childhood Educators

“The AECEO is the professional association for ECEs and its primary purpose is to advocate for respect, recognition and appropriate wages and working conditions for all ECEs.”

http://www.aeceo.ca

Child Development Resource Connection Peel

“Child Development Resource Connection Peel connects community and practitioners with the information, resources, training and services that promote quality family life.”

http://cdrcp.com

PDF Resources

Teacher Resource Guide from CECE

Professionalism from CECE

Occupational Standards For Child Care Administrators

In the Classroom

Supporting Children to Learn Through Play

You are listening to me when...

Checklist for Supply Staff

Child Mind Institute

Risk Management in Child and Youth Mental Health

Infant Massage

Self-Critical and Perfectionist Child

School Readiness

Helping Children Learn Colours

Research Articles

Building Resilience in Young Children

3 Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families

Evidence-Informed Social and Emotional Development Programs for Children 0-6 Years Old

8 Things to Remember About Child Development

Physical Health 2010

Early Development Index & Cultural Diversity

Emotion, Regulation, and Moral Development

Curriculum

How Learning Happens

Emergent Literacy

Infant and Toddler Curriculum

Developmentally Appropriate Practices in School-Age Child Care

High Scope Curriculum

Comparison of Three Basic Philosophies of Early Childhood Education

Reggio Emilia Curriculum

Music for Toddlers

The Kindergarten Program

Child Behaviour

Anxiety and Disruptive Behaviour in Children

Understanding Temperament in Infants and Toddlers

Helping Children Behave Well

Think, Feel, Act

Can Toddler Screen Time Be Educational

Parent Conversations

When having Difficult Conversations with Parents

Practitioners & Families Together

Activities/Crafts

Music for Toddlers

Holiday SLIME

Infant Toddler Sensory Expereiences

Bouncing Ball Recipe