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Course Description

"The first five years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a child’s development. Social and emotional development includes the child’s experience, expression and management of their emotions, and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others." - helpmegrowmn.org 

This virtual training will provide participants with an overview of the social emotional milestones of children from birth to age five. Participants will see examples of preschool programs, gain new strategies, and better understand the unique stages of social emotional development.

Learning Objectives​
1. Restate the basic definitions for the terms: developmental stages and milestones.
2. Identify developmental stages and milestones appropriate for the children you  work with

3. Recognize that families vary in their beliefs and awareness of play as the optimal means of supporting learning then, use this knowledge to provide guidance and recommend appropriate play strategies to families for children according to their level of development

Course Requirements​

This course provides 1.0 hours of professional development for early childhood educators. 

Participants are required view the complete virtual training and complete the discussion and both pre- and post-tests. Participants must receive a score of 80% or higher to receive credit for this course. 

Course certificates are emailed within 3-5 business days upon successful completion of all course content. 

Pre-Test

This Pre-Test is a REQUIRED graded assessment, with 5 questions and a prerequisite to the online training.  The sole purpose of this pretest is for you to test your knowledge about social-emotional development.

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What is Social-Emotional Development?

Discussion

1) At which age do you feel children 0 to 5 years of age reach their most important social emotional milestones? Why? 
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Activities to Support Social Emotional Development

In this section you will learn to:
  • Plan developmentally appropriate activities for children and seeks guidance when needed to implement activities and curriculum.
  • Recognize that families vary in their beliefs and awareness of play as the optimal means of supporting learning and development and use this knowledge to provide guidance to families on appropriate play strategies for children according to their level of development.
  • Use a variety of age appropriate techniques consistent with the state early learning guidelines to support social and emotional development.

Discussion

Activities to Support Social Emotional Development

Based on the photo shown below, please respond to the following questions:

  1. What type of challenging behavior do you observe this child demonstrating? 

  2. In this training we learned that social emotional learning is an important part of child development.  Knowing this, which activity from the training would you implement in order to redirect the challenging behavior? 

  3. How would you explain the effect of implementing social emotional learning to a co-worker who was unfamiliar with SEL?

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Supplemental Resources

Post-Test

This Post-Test is a REQUIRED graded assessment, with 5 questions.  The purpose of this Post-Test is for you to demonstrate what you learned about supporting boys of color in preschool after completing the training.

 

After the Post-Test, we would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Please complete the Course Survey to let us know how we can continue to improve our online professional development offerings.

Thank you,

The Green Space Online Learning Team

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