Fortunately, some children will take the events of COVID-19 in their stride. The unexpected disruption to their usual routine, the loss of established attachments to key adults and an increase in home stress may result in changes in children’s behaviour and stress responses. Sensitive responses from Educators are essential to enable children to adapt to the next phase of change when either re-joining the early childhood service or starting for the first time.
'Settling in Softy' will support Educators to focus on the important role of supporting children’s emotional well-being through a curriculum of care. This practical e-CPD programme is a must for all staff to ensure children’s emotional well-being is front and central to the emergent curriculum when early childhood settings reopen. Components include:
Each section will contain practical activities for the Educator to incorporate into the daily routine.
Explore the concept of ‘self-care’ and its importance for your professional role working with children
Recognise stress responses in children and patterns of behaviour that signify how a child is feeling
Consider the Key Educator approach and its fundamental value in providing a secure out of home base for children
Appreciate the important role of supporting children’s emotional well-being through co-regulation and a curriculum of care
Develop an awareness of the importance of communicating consistently and efficiently with parents as a means of relieving parent anxiety.
Presentation with video/audio
Easy to follow components
Downloadable reference documents
Test multiple choice questions
Certificate of Completion