Social Development

Prosocial Development, Self- Regulation and Empathy

Author: Jan Blaxall, MASc (Psych), RECE, AECEO.C

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

Understanding how a child manages her or his own emotions, behavior and social stress is crucial to supporting a sense of belonging and positive relationships. As we have followed the development of the young child’s ability to self-regulate, we should be impressed at how many children manage to achieve the incredibly complex demands of this task.This is the sixth module in a series of topics about self-regulation and its relationship with development.

Supporting Individual Development for Successful Group Involvement

Contributed by the Canadian Child Care Federation

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

Over the past decade there has been a shift in early childhood education curriculum from a group focus to an individual focus in early learning and care programs. Individual learning and development depends on the necessity of  understanding and supporting children emotionally, so we can help them socially. By doing so we will set them in a positive direction to be able to learn academically in group situations, because they will have the foundational skills to make friends and work in groups, which are needed lifelong skills.

Building Social Skills in Early Childhood

Author: Connectability

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

Current research highlights the importance of belonging within the peer group as a key aspect of learning in a play based program. But what about children who don’t have the needed skills to be successful in entering and interacting with others? Early years professionals who work with young children need to support all children in the process of developing social awareness, empathy and social skills. social and play skills are complex and many children require coaching and support in learning how to thrive in social group. Communication strategies are included.

Self And Other: Critical Connections

Contributed by the Canadian Child Care Federation

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Leadership

This module focuses on the intricate dynamics of the development of a sense of self within the significant relationships surrounding the young child in the early years. It explores the types of environments and experiences needed to support the development of values and skills that make a caring and inclusive community and society.

Self-Regulation in Social Interactions

Author: Dominion Learning institute

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

This module will look at children’s developing abilities to interact successfully and work together within a group. Understanding how a child manages her or his own emotions, behaviour and social stress is crucial to supporting a sense of belonging and positive relationships, and children bring complex needs into this process.

Regulation of Attention and Engagement

Author: Dominion Learning institute

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

Successful self-regulation contributes to better relationships, mental health and learning.  As with biological and emotional regulation, children’s attention and focus on learning moves up and down the continuum of arousal in response to their own needs and situations they find themselves in. ​ Stuart Shanker (2012) describes the cognitive factors – sustained attention, attention switching, dealing with frustration and delay, which need to be mastered. These factors are closely related to the development of executive function, which will also be addressed in this module.

Self-Regulation and Social Competence

Author: Dominion Learning institute

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

This module will look at children’s developing abilities to interact successfully and work together within a group. Understanding how a child manages her or his own emotions, behaviour and social stress is crucial to supporting a sense of belonging and positive relationships, and children bring complex needs into this process.

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