Fortunately, some children can take major change in their stride. However for some children, an unexpected disruption to their usual routine, the loss of established attachments to key adults or an increase in home stress may result in changes in children’s behaviour and stress responses. Sensitive responses from Educators are essential to enable children to adapt to change in their lives.
'Settling in Softy' will support Educators to focus on the important role of supporting children’s emotional well-being through a curriculum of care - for exmple, when joining the pre-school setting for the first time. This practical e-CPD programme is a must for all educators to ensure children’s emotional well-being is front and centre during the early months away from home and family. The interdependent nature of educator well-being and the ability to support children is also explored. Components include:
Each section will contain practical activities for the Educator to incorporate into the daily routine including some sample activities to enable children's emotional competence.
*PLEASE READ YOUR 'NOTES FOR THE COURSE' BEFORE STARTING YOUR PROGRAMME*
Understand the importance of social and emotional learning for children
Explore the concept of ‘self-care’ and its importance for your professional role working with children
Recognise stress responses in children and patterns of behaviour that signify how a child is feeling
Consider the Key Educator approach and its fundamental value in providing a secure out of home base for children
Appreciate the important role of supporting children’s emotional well-being through co-regulation and teaching children the language of emotions
Develop an awareness of the importance of communicating consistently and efficiently with parents as a means of relieving parent anxiety.
Presentation with video/audio
Easy to follow components
Downloadable reference documents
Test multiple choice questions
Certificate of Completion