Newcomer Children

Refugees: The Modern Context

Author: Judith Colbert, PHD

​2 ECE Hours

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

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.

Introducing The Settlement of Newcomer Children

Author: Judith Colbert, PHD

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

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.

Meeting the Needs of Children in Home Child Care

Author: Judith Colbert, PHD

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

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.

Understanding School Readiness for Newcomer Children

Author: Judith Colbert, PHD

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

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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