Social & Emotional Development
Social-emotional skills are essential in the healthy development of school-age children. In this course you will learn about social-emotional milestones and what to do if you have a concern about a child’s social-emotional development. This course will also address the importance of creating a sense of community, recognizing the value of play, and supporting school-age children’s friendships.
Social-Emotional Development: An Introduction
Social-emotional development refers to how children learn to express their feelings, develop relationships, and practice social skills. This lesson will introduce you to social-emotional development and its significance for children’s overall development and learning.
Social-Emotional Development: School-Age Children
This lesson will focus on how school-age children develop relationships, manage their emotions, cope with stress and develop social-emotional skills. You will learn about social-emotional milestones for school-age children and the components for assessing this area of development.
Promoting Social-Emotional Development: The Environment
The emotional climate of a learning environment is key to developing a sense of community among children and staff. This lesson details what it means to establish a sense of community in the school-age learning environment.
Promoting Social-Emotional Development: Experiences and Activities
Children will naturally practice social skills and behaviors during opportunities for play. This lesson will give you information on how to support the social-emotional development of school-age children through the activities and experiences you offer.
Promoting Social-Emotional Development: Positive Relationships
Establishing and maintaining positive relationships is a vital part of the social-emotional development of school-age children. This lesson will detail the types of relationships you will see as a school-age staff member and provide information on how and why children need to establish friendships.