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.