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Watch the latest webinar recording from HiMama on Celebrating Diversity in Your Classroom. Join Jordana Shakoor, Founder of JYS Consultants and PosiPower Concepts, as she discusses the shift from seeing diversity as a requirement to seeing diversity as an exciting learning experience for both the children and the educators. Watch now.

FamilySmart In the Know Fall Series: Beyond Behaviours: When Is It More? What It Looks Like at Ages 4 to 8 – When our kids are having a hard time, or we are seeing something for the first time, we might wonder what’s going on? In this video conversation, a parent and counsellor talk about the developmental stages of 4 to 8 year old children. Registration required: http://www.familysmart.ca/events.

How to Deliver Bad News to Parents: An Educator’s Guide – Early Childhood Education can’t be sunshine and rainbows ALL of the time. Learn more.

Kinsight Fall Playgroup – Join Infant Development & Supported Child Development consultants for fun outdoor experiences, songs, games and stories. For children newborn to age five. Wednesdays, October 6 to 27 or November 3 to 24, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Rain or shine (outdoors) at Pinetree Community Centre, Coquitlam. For more information or to register, please email or call Joey Lam at jlam@kinsight.org or 604-603-5611.

How Every Child Can Thrive by Five – “What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world” asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children’s healthy brain development, Molly highlights the benefits of play on learning and behaviour. Watch this short and insightful video now.

We have a new federal statutory holiday taking place annually on September 30th called National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is to commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and to honour those who were lost, as well as the survivors. There are many ways that each of us can reflect on this important day. The Museum of Métis History and Culture has a bank of recorded words and phrases in the National Métis Language called Michif. Michif is a distinct language developed from French, Cree and other First Nations words. It can be a way for you to introduce the Métis language to the children and acknowledge the day year-round! Visit the Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture and listen to the many words and phrases that you’ll enjoy introducing to the children in your care.

Reflecting on Our Journey and Setting a Path for the Future – Join Jennifer Roberts from BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) on Wednesday, October 6th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for ideas on implementing a culturally focused curriculum and resources that draw upon local Indigenous worldviews. Learn more.

The weather is getting cooler, but in the face of the growing body of research, early childhood educators across the country are visualizing early learning and care in the outdoors. In the outdoors, children can move freely, take risks and test their limits. Read more about the bilateral negotiations that are underway to move the historic federal commitment to a Canada-wide early learning and child care systemRead more.

Westcoast Family Centres presents Virtual Mother Goose Circle & Story Time – Spend quality time with your little one while they develop early learning skills through rhymes, songs & stories! For parents with children aged 0-6 years. Mondays, from 1:00-1:30 p.m., October 18 to December 6, 2021. Register now.

Schools have been in session for nearly a month. Are you running out of lunchtime ideas for your kids? Active for Life, the Canadian not-for-profit social initiative founded by B2ten can help with a week’s worth of healthy school lunch ideasLearn more.