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A Guide for Welcoming Young Children and Their Families

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This guide is published by Childminding Monitoring, Advisory and Support (CMAS) Canada, a leading organization in supporting immigrant and refugee children in Canada for over fifteen years. The guide is designed for early childhood programs, and offers comprehensive information on the experiences of Syrian refugee children, including tip sheets with practical strategies for helping families to settle successfully. The following tip sheets are available:

  • Creating a Safe and Welcoming Environment
  • Welcoming Refugee Families
  • Supporting Refugee Families Through Gradual Separation
  • Caring for Refugee Children
  • Guiding Refugee Children’s Behaviour
  • Culture Shock
  • Helping Refugee Children Cope with Stress
  • Supporting Home Language Maintenance