Newcomer Children

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Meeting the Needs of Children in Home Child Care
Author: Judith Colbert, PHD
1 ECE Hour

In this module you will be exploring the advantages and challenges of attempting to meet the needs of newcomer children in home child care settings. As one type of professional child care, home child care shares many characteristics with early childhood and primary programming in schools and other classroom settings.

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Understanding School Readiness for Newcomer Children
Author: Judith Colbert, PHD
1 ECE Hour

Like settlement, starting school involves change and transition. For each child, the transition to school involves a mental and physical transformation that occurs over time. Preparing young newcomers for school is of special importance since positive outcomes at school have life-long benefits that are not available to those who do not succeed at school.

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Meeting The Needs Of Newcomer Children In Classrooms
Author: Judith Colbert, PHD
1 ECE Hour

In earlier modules in the Newcomer Series, settlement is described as a process of transition and the distinctive needs of all those involved in settlement are considered, with a special focus on the needs of the newcomer child. In this module  you will have an opportunity to think specifically about the challenges of meeting the needs of newcomer children in group settings such as classrooms and to consider the overall role of the early childhood program or school in the settlement of young immigrants and refugees.

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Refugees: The Modern Context
Author: Judith Colbert, PHD
1 ECE Hour

This module explores what it means to be a refugee in our modern context. It describes the evolution of our modern legal framework for supporting refugees and explores how our understanding of refugees as  specific types of migrants has evolved over time and may change in future.

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Introducing The Settlement of Newcomer Children
Author: Judith Colbert, PHD
1 ECE Hour

In a world of increasing global migration, understanding the settlement process is of growing significance. Before exploring that process in more detail, it is important to set the stage for your exploration of settlement by becoming more familiar with the effects of migration in the community where you live and work and by understanding as much as possible about migration experiences within your own family.

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Identifying the Settlement Needs of Newcomer Children
Author: Judith Colbert, PHD
1 ECE Hour

Settlement is a process of transition that includes three phases. It begins with a change and ends with a new beginning. Between these two is a second phase of settlement that can be described as a period of confusion and uncertainty when people are adjusting to their new society. During this period, everyone involved in settlement has distinctive needs. In this module we will explore these needs in general and look more closely at the specific needs of the newcomer children.

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Settling Young Newcomers: Supporting Individual Children And Families
Author: Judith Colbert, PHD
1 ECE Hour

Complexity is a major challenge in settings where educators are expected to meet the needs of newcomer children and families. Although the needs of children are of first importance, educators in such settings must consider needs experienced, not only by the children, but also by parents and staff, including other educators. In this module you will be asked to think about programs in action. It will give you an idea of how individuals participate in the settlement process and the types of needs that educators must address.

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The Settlement of Newcomer Children and Sustainability
Author: Judith Colbert, PHD
1 ECE Hour

This module introduces you to the  relationship between sustainability and settlement, especially the settlement of children.  With an overview of migration and settlement, you will be introduced to ideas about sustainability and you will have an opportunity to add consideration of rights as a lens that shapes our understanding of both settlement and sustainability.

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Outdoors All Day: A Walk Through A Forest Preschool
Author: Judith Colbert, PHD
1 ECE Hour

Like most preschools, the children at the Carp Ridge Forest Preschool follow a typical day that begins with circle time in the morning, lunch at noon, creative and physical activities throughout the day and a nap in the afternoon. But unlike most preschools, these children do these things outdoors the whole day

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