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Everyone Needs Attention: Helping Young Children Thrive
Attention seeking is seen as misbehavior in young children, and giving them attention is often times interpreted as reinforcement of bad behavior. In this presentation, we learn how we manage our emotions when children seek our attention. Self-regulation requires small children to go it alone emotionally, and learn not to reach out or lean on adults who care for and educate them. Developing a balance of needing attention and learning to delay gratification can be taught through connection and relationship, not by exclusion and punishment. As we try to sift through appropriate strategies, we first get in touch with how we feel about the child’s attention-seeking behavior: What presses our buttons, what makes us anxious, how does our worldview or mindset affect how we respond? All these factors will influence the strategies we choose to respond to a child’s attention-seeking behavior.
Learn to self-reflect specifically about ways they received (or were not given) attention when they were children
Learn to identify appropriate ways to guide children through learning about self-regulation
Develop a deeper understanding about the importance of our relationships with children
Alabama | Personal And Professional Leadership Development / Quality Child Care And Licensing
Illinois | Personal And Professional Development
Michigan | Professionalism
Missouri | Professional Development And Leadership
Nebraska | Professionalism And Leadership
Oklahoma | Professionalism And Leadership
South Dakota | Professionalism
Wisconsin | Professionalism
CDA | Maintaining A Commitment To Professionalism
Beginner / Intermediate
Family Child Care Providers
Child Care Center Teachers
Child Care Center Directors
Head Start Teachers
Head Start Administrators
Early Head Start Teachers
Service Coordination Staff
Technical Assistance Specialists
Age Group Focus
Infants (birth to 12 months)
Toddlers (12 months to 36 months)
Preschool (36 months to 5 years)
School-Age (5 years to 12 years)
National Administrator Credential Approved
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There are too many organizations overseeing approval of early learning professional development for us to keep track of, but we know our trainings are accepted as follows:
Alberta | We have been informed that Alberta does not have a pre-approval process and that our certificates contain the required information to be accepted as in-service training.
British Columbia | Explorations Early Learning was told that in BC, “professional development is assessed on a case by case basis after the workshop has been completed, and the certificate has been received.” Our certificates contain all the information required for approval, and our sessions cover topics that are traditionally approved.
We have not yet had time to dig into approval requirements for in-service trainings in any Australian states. It’s on the to-do list.
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