This online course provides a foundation for early intervention and early childhood staff for the understanding of social and emotional development in infants and toddlers. The first module provides an overview of social and emotional development within the context of relationships. Attachment, temperament, self-regulation and the context of family, community and culture are emphasized. The second module provides an overview of responsive routines, environments, and strategies to support social emotional development in infants and toddlers. Observation, responsive caregiving, emotional literacy and development of social skills are explored. The third module looks at individualized interventions for infants and toddlers through determining the meaning of behavior and developing appropriate responses. Behavior as communication and responding to challenging behaviors are highlighted.
You need to complete the course within the four week time period.
Participants will be able to:
- To describe the importance of relationships to early social emotional development in infants and toddlers.
- To describe the elements of social emotional wellness in infants and toddlers (precursors to preschool goals).
- To describe key developmental concepts that impacts the social emotional development of infants and toddlers.
- To discuss why it is important to be intentional about supporting social emotional development in infants and toddlers.
- To examine the environments in which they work and begin to make plans to enhance them to meet the needs of infants and toddlers.
- To identify strategies for helping to build social skills in infants and toddlers.
- To identify the characteristics of challenging behavior for infants and toddlers.
- To identify family circumstances, including maternal depression that can have an impact on the social emotional development of infants and toddlers.
- To describe and have an opportunity to use a process for developing and implementing a support plan to respond to challenging behavior.
This training is intended for Early Intervention staff, Early Childhood teachers, home visitors and parents.
Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.