Interactions Archive

    Interaction is the Canadian Child Care Federation’s flagship publication read by practitioners from coast to coast to coast for over 25 years. Articles are written by practitioners and other experts on topics that are of the upmost importance to those working with children and their families. Visit the linked archives below to read articles on a wide variety of topics.

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    Volume 31 number 1 Summer 2017
    • CCCF Turns 30
    • After 30 Year How is Child Care in Canada Doing and Where to Next?
    • The Impact of Parenting on Child Outcomes: What Early Childhood Educators Need to Know
    • Parent’s Perspectives on the Role of Drop-in Programs in Building Child-Parent Attachment


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    Volume 30 number 2 Fall 2016
    • Journey in a New World:
    • Strategies to Ease Integration for
    • Newcomer Families
    • Culturally Responsive Practice at
    • the Intercultural Child and Family
    • Centre
    • Child Care Centres on the
    • Military Base – Behind the Force


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    Volume 30, Number 1 Spring 2016
    • Forest Preschool and Nature-Based Child Care
    • Professional Development in Early Childhood Environments Supporting Intentional Reflective Practices Through the Integration of Technology
    • The Early Childhood Practitioner’s Role in Fostering Pre & Postnatal Development


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    Volume 29, Number 2 Fall 2015
    • The Challenges of Cultural Competence: Exploring the Impacts of Race, Culture and Identity on Early Childhood Educator Practice
    • Registered Early Childhood Educators’ (RECEs) Perceptions of Children who Exhibit Challenging Behaviours in the Classroom
    • Management of Stress by Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) in Classrooms with Children who Exhibit Challenging Behaviours: A Delicate Balance


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    Volume 29, Number 1 Spring 2015
    • Who Are Our Emerging Leaders in ECE and Child Care?
    • Stories from a Forest Kindergarten: Planting Seeds for our Time
    • An Economic No-Brainer: The Employment, Income and Fiscal Benefits of Universal ECE
    • Sowing the Seeds of Self-Regulation in the Infant and Toddler Years
    • Documenting Life: Connecting Children, Parents and Educators in an Online Community with a Child Care Documentation Tool — Storypark
    • How Holistic Education and its Philosophy Promotes Transformative Literacy


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    Volume 28, Number 2 Fall 2014
    • Play and the Socially Competent Brain
    • Rough and Tumble Play (Annex article)
    • Pedagogical Leadership in ECE
    • Rough and Tumble Play: How Important is it?
    • Pedagogical Leadership
    • Pedagogy: A Hot Topic


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    Volume 28, Number 1 Spring 2014
    • From Tragedy to Trajectory – Ontario’s Changing Landscape in Child Care Regulations
    • The $10/Day Child Care Plan for British Columbia: A plan that belongs to the community
    • Moving Forward on Early Learning and Child Care in Manitoba
    • Early Childhood Educators in Prince Edward Island
    • Finally Being at Home


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    Volume 27, Number 2, Fall 2013
    • How Child Care Supports Families in Canada
    • Generation Squeeze: How Affordable Child Care is a Key Part of the Policy Solution to Support Families
    • It’s Time to Rethink Child Care
    • Caring for Families of the Canadian Military


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    Volume 27, Number 1,
    Spring 2013
    • Caring for Aboriginal Children
    • Inunnguiniq – Inuit Child Rearing That Builds on Cultural Strengths
    • “Salmon Speaks” at Grand Coulee Dam
    • Integrating Aboriginal Culture into Your Child Care Setting – 10 Ways to Weave it into Your Program
    • Walk a Mile in Their Shoes – ECE Reflections Working in a Remote Métis Community


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    Volume 26, Number 2,
    Fall 2012
    • Child Care in a Wired World
    • Integrating Technology and Social Media Tools to Enhance Learning and Collaboration Among ECCE Students
    • Discussion Issues in ECE: Using Webcams in Child Care
    • Robert Johnson Made a Deal with the Devil – An ECE Instructor’s Introspective Account on How Technology Can Be Used to Express Our Potential


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    Volume 26, Number 1,
    Spring 2012
    • CCCF Celebrates 25 Years!


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    Volume 25, Number 2,
    Fall 2011
    • Promoting Children’s Health in Child Care
    • Promoting Healthy Eating Habits in Children
    • Controlling Food Safety Issues in Child Care Settings
    • Creating Healthy Environments for Kids: Simple Actions Can Reduce Children’s Exposures to Toxic Chemicals
    • Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Preschool-aged Children: What we know, what we don’t know, and what we’re doing about it


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    Volume 25, Number 1,
    Spring 2011
    • Nurturing Creativity in Children
    • Painting as a Colour Experience
    • Identical Ladybugs
    • To Evaluate or Not to Evaluate Preschool Development – That is the Question?
    • Igniting the Fire of Teacher Creativity: Mothercraft College Students Talk About Their Training in the Arts


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    Volume 24, Number 2,
    Fall 2010
    • Including All Children in ECE
    • My Quiet Boy: My Journey From Practitioner to Parent to Advocate
    • It’s All About Them! How a Child-directed, Play-based Curriculum Facilitates Inclusive Practice
    • Assessing Inclusion Quality: What Gets Measured Counts!
    • Communicating with Children Effectively About Diversity and Inclusion


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    Volume 24, Number 1,
    Spring 2010
    • Profiling Cross-Cultural Initiatives
    • The Importance of Arts in ECE Around the Globe – A Universal Right
    • A Model for Canada — A Look at European Union Policy on Early Childhood Education and Care
    • Exploring Reggio Emilia
    • Indonesia Early Childhood Development (IECD): A Cross-Cultural and Inter-Professional Initiative


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    Volume 23, Number 2,
    Fall 2009
    • Connecting Children to Nature – part 2 – Greening Child Care
    • Pollinating our passion for the outdoors: working in a community of researchers, educators and children for natural landscapes
    • Getting Back to our Ancestral Heart: Inviting Nature into the Child Care Environment
    • Aniingngualaurtaa – Let’s Play Outside – Nunavik
    • Back Yard Project: Developing an Appreciation of Nature by Living, Growing, Re-using and Recycling at Sonshine Daycare
    • Building a Tree Circle


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    Volume 23, Number 1,
    Spring 2009
    • Connecting Children to Nature – Part 1
    • Healing the Wound: Reconnecting Children with Nature
    • Outdoors, All Day — Walk Through a Forest Preschool
    • A Perfect, Finished Product
    • Forest Preschools — ECE in the Natural World: Learning through Experience, Play and Environmental Stewardship
    • Organic Gardening in the child care setting


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    Volume 22, Number 2,
    Fall 2008
    • Partnership with parents for social development – part two
    • Culture as Medicine: Families and Practitioners Working Together to Support Aboriginal Cultural Identity
    • Families and Practitioners: Collaborating to Support Cultural Identity in Young Children
    • Partnerships to Enhance Children’s Problem Solving Skills
    • Early Childhood Practitioners and Parents: Partnering to Enhance Children’s Self Esteem


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    Volume 22, Number 1,
    Spring 2008
    • Supporting Our Children’s Social Well-Being: Child Care Practitioners and Families as Partners
    • Supporting Our Children’s Social Well-Being: Practitioners and Families as Partners
    • Welcoming Families as Partners in Child Care
    • Practitioners and Families Together: Encouraging Positive Behaviour
    • Language, Literacy and Social Development: You Can’t Have One Without the Other


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    Volume 21, Number 2,
    Fall 2007
    • School-Age Child Care: Where Does it Fit in the Child Care Patchwork?
    • The Middle Years Matter: Toward a Policy Framework Building a Caring and Supportive Community: Setting the Stage for Positive Social Behaviours
    • Media Education: Giving School-Age Children Essential Skills in an Information Age
    • An Innovative Project to Address School-Age Child Care Training in Québec


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    Volume 21, Number 1,
    Spring 2007
    • Years of Excellence in Early Learning and Child Care
    • A Dream Becomes a Reality
    • A Journey to Achieve Excellence in Early Learning and Child Care
    • The CCCF Story – By Numbers
    • Reflections on CCCF’s Past and Future from Two Founders


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    Volume 20, Number 4,
    Winter 2007
    • Innovative Approaches in ECE: An International Dialogue
    • Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education in North America: A Brief Introduction
    • Transforming Early Childhood Curriculum: Educators Making Curriculum, Making Change
    • Reflections on Meaning Making with Early Childhood Educators


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    Volume 20, Number 3,
    Fall 2006
    • Seeking the Other 99 Languages of ECE
    • To Speak, Participate and Decide – The Child’s Right to be Heard
    • Children’s Voices around the World: The Right to be Heard in an International Context


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    Volume 20, Number 2,
    Summer 2006
    • Highlights of Current Research on Quality
    • Broadening and Deepening Definitions of Best Practices in the Canadian Early Childhood Development Profession
    • Why is High-Quality Child Care Essential? The Link between Quality Child Care and Early Learning
    • Supporting Quality in Family Child Care: What Does the Research Tell Us?


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    Volume 20, Number 1,
    Spring 2006
    • Bridging the Silos: Education – Child Care
    • The Unhurried Child: Visioning an Integrated System
    • Nova Scotia Pre-Primary Pilot: Delivered by Education, Taught by ECEs
    • “A Child is a Child is a Child”: Manitoba’s Educaring Model
    • A Seamless Day: The First Duty Approach


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