UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was a human rights treaty that was signed and ratified by almost every nation worldwide in 1989, and went into effect as international law in 1990. This treaty outlined the basic rights of children across the world, such as the right to life, right to keep one’s name and identity, and more.
Information for Educators:
This activity kit provides links to a colouring poster for parents and children, and more: Children’s Rights Activity Guide
National Child Day Child & Youth Corner:
This discusses some of the basic rights that children have, as a result of Canada’s 1991 ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Adolescents and adults can also promote awareness of National Child Day by using social media, such as Facebook and Twitter to share UNICEF links or mention UNICEF in posts.
Take the quiz to see what you’ve learned or know about the annual National Child Day!
Information for educators on how to get involved in National Child Day:
This link provides teachers information necessary to get their school, and students, involved with National Child Day. The link is an event kit for bringing your local Member of Parliament to your school for an hour-long visit.
The Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development
The YMCA Child Care Resource and Referral
The Technical Assistance Centre on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI)
The Backpack Connection Series – TACSEI provides a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. Teachers may choose to send a handout home in each child’s backpack when a new strategy or skill is introduced to the class. Each Backpack Connection handout provides information that helps parents stay informed about what their child is learning at school and specific ideas on how to use the strategy or skill at home.
The Backpack Connection Series includes handouts in four categories:
A vital resource for parents, caregivers and educators, with resources to educate the hearts and mind of children and promote children’s social and emotional development.
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