Infant Toddler Social-Emotional Learning

This course is currently in development and will launch soon!

 

Infant Toddler Social-Emotional Learning provides early educators with an opportunity to explore social-emotional learning and discover how to develop positive, nurturing relationships with infants and toddlers. Infant Toddler Social-Emotional Learning will help educators understand infant and toddler behavior by looking at development. This course will assist educators in finding strategies to guide behavior and ways to help infants and toddlers express their emotions, and learn the skills to self-regulate.


Infant Toddler Social-Emotional Learning helps early educators:

  • Identify stages of social-emotional development for infants and toddlers
  • Understand why a relationship-based approach is important to social-emotional learning
  • Explore the impact of trauma on social-emotional development
  • Identify risk and protective factors when discussing adverse childhood experiences
  • Develop strategies to guide infant and toddler behavior through an equity lens effectively
  • Promote culturally responsive engagement with families

Infant Toddler Social-Emotional Learning consists of 3 MODULES. Participants can take either all or single modules.

Module 1: The Foundation of Social-Emotional Learning for Infants and Toddlers  (4 hours total, up to 0.4 CEU)

  1. Introduction to Social-Emotional Learning  1 hour
  2. How Social-Emotional Learning Unfolds for Infants and Toddlers  1 hour
  3. Examining Typical Behavior of Infants and Toddlers Through a Cultural Lens  1 hour
  4. Educators’ Cultural Competencies and Skills  1 hour

Module 2: Factors Impacting Social-Emotional Learning for Infants and Toddlers  (4 hours total, up to 0.4 CEU)

  1. Creating Culturally Responsive Programs to Support Social-Emotional Learning  1 hour
  2. Exploring the Impact of Trauma on Both Educators and Young Children's Social-Emotional Well-Being  1 hour
  3. Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Impact of Social-Emotional Learning for Infants and Toddlers  1 hour
  4. Building Positive, Culturally Responsive Relationships with Infants and Toddlers  1 hour

Module 3: Dismantling Biases: Facilitating Equitable Social-Emotional Learning for Infants and Toddlers  (4 hours total, up to 0.4 CEU)

  1. How Implicit Bias Impacts Educator Behavior  1 hour
  2. Identifying Challenges, Including Inequities, to Social-Emotional Learning for Infants and Toddlers  1 hour
  3. Strategies for Creating Equity in Guiding Behavior of Infants and Toddlers  1 hour
  4. Promoting Culturally Responsive Engagement with Families to Support Social-Emotional Learning for Infants and Toddlers  1 hour

Infant Toddler Social-Emotional Learning offers the following to all participants:

  • Up to 12 hours (if taking all 3 modules) of professional development credit from the Arkansas Professional Development Registry and the Arkansas Department of Education
  • Available for anyone to enroll in FREE OF CHARGE
  • FREE course materials and access to in-depth content, including a participant manual and other resources
  • Up to 1.2 (if taking all 3 modules) Continuing Education Units (CEU), upon request
  • Certificate of Completion and Verification of Training Hours, upon request
  • Opportunity to collaborate and build community engagement with other industry experts

Visit the Arkansas Professional Development Registry to find available courses or call (800) 632-8754.


The Arkansas Department of Education approves all courses provided by Early Care and Education Projects for professional development credit. However, the awarding of professional development credit based on attendance at this workshop is solely at the discretion of the local school district. Learn more by reviewing the Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing Professional Development (Feb 2016).

Contact Jenny Dura to find out more.

Jenny Dura
Jenny Dura
(RSSV)-Research & Service Units
Training Advisor
Early Care & Education Projects