Emotional Well-Being

Emotional Development of Infancy - Part 1 Attachment and Self-Regulation

Author: Jan Blaxall, RECE, AECEO.C

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

Emotional well-being and ability to connect with others form the foundation for learning, relationships and well-being throughout our lifetimes. This series will have five modules: Infancy, Toddler, Preschool and School-age. In this first module, you will explore what infants need to set the foundations of trust and attachment. We will focus on attachment relationships and describe the role played by co- and self-regulation.

Kids Have Stress Too!

Author: The Psychology Foundation of Canada

​​1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

Kids Have Stress Too! Preschool and Kindergarten Program is a program for educators and caregivers of young children. It was designed by psychologists to explain how children experience stress and provide strategies that children can learn so they can regulate their stress and address the stressors in their lives.

Supporting Children Experiencing Anxiety

Author: ConnectAbility

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

Children, as well as adults, experience anxiety. In fact, anxiety in children should be expected at specific times during development and is usually regarded as normal. For example, a child sometimes experiences higher levels of anxiety the first time she attends school or child care. Children experiencing excessive anxiety may not yet have the ability to vocalize their feelings or possess the necessary coping skills to manage. As a result, dealing with their fears and anxiety may be even more difficult.

Scary Pictures and Fuzzy Blankets: Understanding Traumatized Children in the Child Care Setting

Author: Stephanie Rabenstein, PHD

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

This module is designed for anyone who wants a better understanding of the response of young,  typically defenseless children, to experiences of trauma, family violence, abuse and neglect. Experts explain that most often, adults who are caring for and educating children do not realize that the child has experienced trauma and do not recognize their symptoms or needs. This module will appeal to a variety of early years and family support professionals, given the nature of the content.

Building Resilience in Young Children

Author: Best Start Resource Centre

1 ECE Hour

Learning Continuum: Foundation

Resilience is the ability to steer through serious life challenges and find ways to bounce back and to thrive. We are born with the capacity for resilience. But resilience is not something we have or don’t have. We work on it throughout our lives. Young children learn a lot by watching, and when a caregivers copes well with everyday stress, they are showing their children how to do the same.

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