Seminar Series: Expanding Connections to Support Early Childhood Development in Nova Scotia

Responsive Feeding Practices in Early Learning Programs: Strategies for Enhancing Healthy Eating Among Young Children

This video is a recording of the April 2021 seminar hosted by the ECCRC as a part of the MSVU SSHRC Connections Project, Expanding Connections to Support Early Childhood Development in Nova Scotia. Dr. Misty Rossiter (UPEI, registered dietician) and Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac (MSVU, ECCRC), address what’s happening now in early childhood programs to support responsive feeding, and the areas needing more attention to support healthy eating among young children. Key strategies for enhancing responsive feeding environments for young children are shared to provide tangible actions for early childhood educators.

5 Strategies for Enhancing Healthy Eating Among Young Children 

Dr. Misty Rossiter (UPEI) and Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac (MSVU) share 5 strategies for enhancing healthy eating among young children.

How Are Maritime Families Experiencing the Pandemic? Building a Connection Between ECEs and Families During COVID-19

This video is a recording of the March 2021 seminar hosted by the ECCRC as a part of the MSVU SSHRC Connections Project, Expanding Connections to Support Early Childhood Development in Nova Scotia. Madison MacQuarrie, Project Coordinator at the ECCRC at Mount Saint Vincent University, share findings from our research study on how Maritime Families are impacted by the pandemic. She discusses strategies that early childhood educators can use to help build connections with families to support children during this time.

8 Tips for Talking to Children About COVID-19

Madison MacQuarrie, Project Coordinator at ECCRC, share 8 tips for parents and caregivers when talking to children about COVID-19.

Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Communication Between Early Childhood Educators and Families to Support Children’s Social and Emotional Development

This video is a recording of the February 2021 seminar hosted by the ECCRC as a part of the MSVU SSHRC Connections Project, Expanding Connections to Support Early Childhood Development in Nova Scotia. Stephanie McCabe and Marla Smith, Project and Research Coordinator at the ECCRC at Mount Saint Vincent University, share information and resources with early childhood professionals to help enhance their communication with families to support children’s social and emotional development at childcare and at home.

7 Tips for Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Development During COVID-19

Stephanie McCabe and Marla Smith, Project and Research Coordinators at ECCRC, share tips for families and early childhood professionals to help support children’s social and emotional development during COVID-19.

Responsive Feeding Environments in the Early Years

This video is a recording of the June 2019 seminar hosted by the ECCRC. Guest hosts Misty Rossiter and Linda Mann talk about the importance of healthy feeding environments in the early years.

Supporting Social & Emotional Development: Responsive Relationships & High-Quality Environments

This video is a recording of the September 23, 2019 seminar hosted by the ECCRC. Guest host Julia Dadds and storyteller Anne Briscombe give a presentation on the importance of responsive relationships and high quality environments.

Early Intervention for Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This video is a recording of the October 2019 seminar hosted by the ECCRC. Guest host Isabel Smith and storyteller Kelly Arnold give a presentation about some of the challenges and solutions when dealing with intervention for preschoolers with ASD.

Play Persuasion: Convincing the Unconvinced

This video is a recording of the November 2019 seminar hosted by the ECCRC. Guest hosts Christine McLean and Matt Sampson explain the benefits of play for children, as well as how to explain these benefits to the skeptical.