Explorations Early Learning

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Explorations Early Learning

Babies In The Rain

Babies In The Rain


Like it or not, since everything infants and toddlers encounter is new, exciting, and a chance to learn, caregivers are Professional Role Models.

Based on the book, Babies In The Rain, this session looks at the importance of the emotional environments caregivers create with young children. It also looks at the significance of Here and Now caregiving and meeting children where they are developmentally.

Outcomes / Goals

Attendee will:

  • Understand how their mood/emotional state impact the children in their care
  • Understand the importance of child-caregiver relationships
  • Understand why it is important not to rush children through their childhoods

Competency Area

  • Alabama | Child Growth And Development / Child Development
  • Illinois | Interactions, Relationships, And Environments
  • Michigan | Interactions And Guidance
  • Missouri | Understand And Demonstrate Positive, Caring, Supportive Relationships And Interactions
  • Nebraska | Relationships And Social-Emotional Guidance
  • Oklahoma | Interactions With Children
  • South Dakota | Guidance And Behavior Management
  • Wisconsin | Guidance And Nurturing
  • CDA | Positive Ways To Support Children’s Social And Emotional Development

Clock Hours

Available in 60 and 90-minute formats


This is the breakdown for the 60-minute version of the session:

Introduction05 minutesMonologue
Don’t Rush10 minutesDiscussion
Emotional Relationships40 minutesDiscussion
Conclusion05 minutesMonologue

Related Resources

This session is based in part on content from these sources (affiliate links):

  • Babies In The Rain
  • Finding Your Smile Again
  • Keeping Your Smile

Content Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Age Group Focus

  • Toddlers (12 months to 36 months)
  • Preschool (36 months to 5 years)
  • School Age (5 years to 12 years)
  • Adults

Target Audience

  • 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
  • Home Visitors
  • Parents