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).”
How to give kids effective instructions
The first step to harmony is teaching your child to listen and follow directions
Activities & Games
Here are over 100 fun and simple games and activities designed to get children active!
Tips for Teachers
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.
How can we help kids with transitions?
With the right support, children can learn to change gears without whining and tantrums
Regressive Autism- Why It Occurs
Has your talkative, engaged, and very energetic child suddenly become quiet and uninterested? Does your child exhibit new, unusual habits? If you answered yes, then, he/she may have what’s called regressive autism.
Metacognition: How thinking about thinking can help kids
A powerful skill for building resilience
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.
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.
Are You Potty Training Too Soon?
Rushing a child can cause bladder issues and more
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.
Research consistently points to several common elements that are characteristic of the way that young children learn.
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.”
Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development
“The most up-to-date scientific knowledge on early childhood development, from conception to age five.”
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.”
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.”