Building Social and Emotional Skills and Wellbeing

Early childhood settings play a vital role in promoting children’s social and emotional skills and wellbeing.

This course is designed to build, develop and refresh educators’ existing knowledge for supporting social and emotional learning and wellbeing in young children.

It combines four online learning modules and four book resources and is self-paced so you can learn to suit your own schedule.

This course helps educators to reflect on and support:

  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.

Find out who this course is for, what is included and how much it costs.

This course is designed to build, develop and refresh educators’ existing knowledge for supporting social and emotional learning and wellbeing in young children.

It combines four online learning modules and four book resources and is self-paced so you can learn to suit your own schedule.

This course helps educators to reflect on and support:

  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.

Find out who this course is for, what is included and how much it costs.

Flexible learning at your own pace

Learn to suit your own schedule and team needs. Complete one of the four online modules, then discuss and reflect on it and your practices. Identify aspects for enrichment and use the support books to build further knowledge. Reflective questions are also available alongside case studies as downloadable worksheets.

On completion of the online course, you will be awarded a certificate.

Online course content

The online course is presented and written by highly experienced kindergarten teacher, cluster manager, consultant, PD presenter, lecturer and author Anne Houghton.

It comprises four modules, each providing two 30-minute pre-recorded webinars:

Module 1: Key features include: important philosophy, beliefs and theories; importance of play; brain research; social and emotional development; understanding emotions; positive relationships; wellbeing and resilience; self-regulation, focus and attention; self-esteem; social sensitivity; supportive environments for social interaction; case study one; reflective questions.

Module 2: Theories; social competence; developing social understanding; empathy and emotional competence; communicating emotions; identifying different emotions; recognising facial expressions; case study two; reflective questions.

Module 3: Professional learning; understanding children’s behaviour; values and attitudes; behaviour research and theories; engaging with families; developing a setting approach; guidance approach strategies; challenging behaviours; case study three; reflective questions.

Module 4: Accountability; values, beliefs and philosophy; Code of Ethics; intentional teaching; planning cycles; learning and development transitions; professional learning; quality early childhood settings; case study four; reflective questions.

Support books

Four leading texts provide insight, information, examples of pedagogy and practice and reflective tasks for supporting young children’s social and emotional learning and wellbeing. They also provide a long-term resource your team can revisit again and again.

Who is it for?

The course is specifically designed for educators working in the early childhood education and care sector to build, develop and refresh educators’ existing knowledge for supporting social and emotional learning and wellbeing in young children.

It can be used in different ways:

  • as part of in-house professional learning for all educators as a team
  • in small groups
  • individually
  • the support books can be shared with parents/carers and families.

Technology requirements are: a digital device, speakers, and internet access.

What is included?

Building Social and Emotional Skills and Wellbeing consists of:

Centres can purchase further sets of the support books at an exclusive discounted price – contact us to arrange.

What is the cost?

Purchase options:

  1. Individual subscription – online professional development course plus eight downloadable worksheets plus one set of four supporting books: $595 plus GST
  2. Centre subscription – online professional development course plus eight downloadable worksheets plus one set of four supporting books: $1,150 plus GST
  3. Up to 10 centres across a service provider – online professional development course plus eight downloadable worksheets plus one set of four supporting books per centre: $7,950 plus GST
  4. Tailored program – online professional development course (centre subscription) plus eight downloadable worksheets plus one set of four support books plus four 30-minute teleconference sessions with a facilitator: $5,100 plus GST

Access to the online course is for 12 months from the date of purchase.

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