Young children need support and guidance as they learn to engage in positive interactions and build positive social skills. In this eight-week training module, identify essential behaviors for building relationships with children and explore what children learn from those behaviors. Make and implement a plan to create change in your behaviors and skills to encourage more compassionate acts in children. Explore behaviors and skills that increase positive peer interactions and then create and implement a plan to use the behaviors and strategies that increase children’s opportunities to practice positive social behaviors. Finally, look at your policies and practices around expectations of sharing and friendships.
In this training module, explore lessons and begin to apply that information into your skills and practices; engage in peer-to-peer learning through online discussion forums and two live Zoom sessions. Create a focus area statement that will guide your activities towards building a caring community and reflect on your progress towards that vision each week. Throughout this module, you need to be working with children or able to conduct observations and implement action plans with children.
This eight-week training module has weekly assignments, including online lessons, discussion forums, and personal reflective journals. There are two (2) live Zoom sessions on Thursday evening of weeks four (4) and seven (7) and a one-on-one support appointment with your trainer (scheduled by you).
This training module is appropriate for early care and education professionals who care for preschool or school-aged children in any license-type setting.