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Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC)

Children 0-7 years old

The early years are a crucial time for learning and human development.  Parents/caregivers are their children’s first and most important teachers and role models – children learn from everything they observe and experience in their family environments. 

Early learning encompasses all activities, experiences, and interactions that young children become involved in to expand their physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and spiritual development. Children’s learning capacity is enhanced when their experiences are nurtured in a caring, safe environment and when they are able to explore the world through play, whether it is in the home, community, or other learning environments.  



Literacy

These early learning literacy websites to support families to encourage reading comprehension and to develop language for children ages 0-7 years.

This guide is a literacy resource created by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. It was created as a support for families. This guide provides useful information on developmentally appropriate learning. This guide gives suggestions of play based learning activities to continue learning at home. Either use all or pieces of this resource to help support your teaching strategies with your families offsite. Try to point out the importance of communication and discussion which will greatly benefit children’s language and literacy development.

The Stay Home Superheroes (PDF)

This children’s story written by Sophie Marsh beautifully describes how important our children are during this time as stay home superheroes. Fun for children of all ages.

This document details the learning concepts of language and literacy for Nursery children. It describes each concept and provides examples of how to encourage that learning.

This document details the learning concepts of English Language Arts for Kindergarten children. It describes each concept and provides examples of how to encourage that learning.


Numeracy

This document details the learning concepts of numeracy for nursery children. It describes each concept and provides examples of how to encourage that learning.

This document details the learning concepts of numeracy for kindergarten children. It describes each concept and provides examples of how to encourage that learning.


Social Studies

This document details the learning concepts of social, emotional, and self-help skills for nursery children. It describes each concept and provides examples of how to encourage that learning.

This document details the learning concepts of spiritual development for Nursery children. It describes each concept and provides examples of how to encourage that learning.

This document details the learning concepts of Social Studies for Kindergarten children. It describes each concept and provides examples of how to encourage that learning.


Science

This document outlines the learning outcomes in the kindergarten science curriculum and provides examples of hands-on learning activities.

This document provides a break down of developmentally appropriate learning outcomes for science in the nursery. It provides examples of activities for children to explore.


Arts

This document details the Arts learning concepts for Kindergarten children. It describes each concept and provides examples of how to encourage that learning.

This document details the learning concepts of creativity for Nursery children. It describes each concept and provides examples of how to encourage that learning.


Physical Education

This document details the learning concepts of Physical Education for Kindergarten children. It describes each concept and provides examples of how to encourage that learning.

This document details the learning concepts of physical and motor skills for Nursery children. It describes each concept and provides examples of how to encourage that learning.


Educator Resources

This developmental checklist gives a view of the child as a whole. It can be used by both caregivers and teachers to get a glimpse of where the child is developmentally.

This blog focuses on whole child development and play-based learning.


Family Resources

A guide for families at home, information on play, adult-led learning, routines and screen time.

Article by the Canadian Pediatric Society about proper use of technology for young children.

This document provides information about open-ended questions and examples.

This resource was created by New Directions. It contains information on managing emotions for caregivers and children.


Learning Experiences

Here are some fun free learning activities for Nursery and Kindergarten aged children that you can use at home. 

This chart details developmental and curriculum concepts for nursery children. It has 2 learning experiences for each concept that can easily be done at home.

This chart details developmental and curriculum concepts for nursery children. It has 2 new learning experiences for each concept that can easily be done at home.

This chart details developmental and curriculum concepts for nursery children. It has 2 new learning experiences for each concept that can easily be done at home.

This chart details developmental and curriculum concepts for nursery children. It has 2 new learning experiences for each concept that can easily be done at home.

This chart provides fourteen hands on learning experiences in all curriculum areas for kindergarten.

Week 2: This chart provides fourteen hands on learning experiences in all curriculum areas for kindergarten.

Week 3: This chart provides fourteen new hands-on learning experiences in all curriculum areas for kindergarten.

Week 4: This chart provides fourteen new hands-on learning experiences in all curriculum areas for kindergarten.

Resource for parents and caregivers to engage children in skill development activities while spending time at home.

A resource with ideas for sensory play activities you can do at home with ingredients you may already have.


Videos

Hands on Learning

Jody Yerlitz, Early Learning Facilitator, will presents videos with a hands on learning activity for nursery and kindergarten children

Hands On Learning: Kindergarten Learning Experiences

Each week Jody Yerlitz, Early Learning Facilitator, will post a video with a hands on learning activity for nursery and kindergarten children. This week is a jello and salt activity that can be used for literacy, numeracy, or sensory.This chart provides fourteen hands on learning experiences in all curriculum areas for kindergarten:https://mfnerc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Week-1-Learning-Experiences-Chart-1.pdf#EarlyLearningMfnerc

Posted by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre – Mfnerc on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Hands on learning – Messy Goop!

In this week's hands on learning video, Early Learning Facilitator Jody Yerlitz shows you how to make a sensory goop out of corn starch and water.#earlyLearningMfnerc

Posted by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre – Mfnerc on Thursday, June 4, 2020
Hands on learning Week 2

This week Early Learning facilitator Jody Yerlitz shows how to make your own paint.#earlyLearningMfnerc

Posted by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre – Mfnerc on Monday, May 25, 2020
Hands on learning week 4 – Puzzle out of recyclables

In this week's Early Learning Facilitator Jody Yerlitz shows how to make a puzzle out of recyclables.#earlyLearningMfnerc

Posted by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre – Mfnerc on Thursday, June 4, 2020

Music and Movement Mondays

Join Early Learning Facilitator, Dawn Flood, as she leads you through some fun children’s action songs.


Child Care Resources

This website is updated and managed by Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care Programs. This site provides information about provincially licensed child care facilities in Manitoba.

Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care: Information and Direction

This website is updated and managed by Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care Programs. This site provides links to circulars or memos sent to provincially licensed child care facilities in Manitoba, including policies, procedures, and information.

COVID-19 and Your Child: Canadian Pediatric Society

This website is updated and managed by the Canadian Pediatric Society, the producers of Well Beings: A Guide to Health in Child Care. This site provides COVID-19 information and care for your child, including how to talk to your child. There is also a section of links to trustworthy resources.

A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development

This site is updated and managed by the Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University. This site is a compilation of links, articles and resources specific to COVID-19.

COVID-19: Coronavirus Resources for Early Childhood Professionals and Families

This site is managed and updated by Childhood Preparedness, an American institute that provides training and resources for the Early Learning community. This site provides resources and training specific to COVID-19.

Early Childhood Education Blog

This site is updated and managed by HiMama. They support Early Learning by providing supports and options for communication and management.

For information please contact:

Child Care

Sheila Murdock
sheilam@mfnerc.com

Early Years

Susy Komishin
susyk@mfnerc.com