Comprehensive Teacher Training

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This program impressed me ... I felt like it gave me more of a focus on something teachers can actually do. It gives teachers a toolkit of what to do in certain situations ... real-world ways to respond to what they're seeing.”

         ~ Early Childhood Educator

Begin to ECSEL online training courses are designed for teachers and caregivers of children from birth to eight years of age. The courses focus on strengthening knowledge of begin to ECSEL and its implementation, and increasing understanding of the underlying constructs that support the growth of children’s emotional, cognitive, and social early learning and development.

Emotional competence, empathy, self-regulation, and other critical emotional, cognitive, and social early learning skills and competencies are addressed in this year-long, eight-course program. Current literature on the growth and development of children is reviewed and analyzed in congruence with both verbal and video presentations of children’s behavior and functioning as observed in the classroom. Teachers’ and caregivers’ own emotional competence is simultaneously supported and fostered through online coursework.

Each begin to ECSEL course includes three 30-minute self-paced modules, and a 45-minute webinar. The best arrangement would be to complete one course each six weeks, and eight courses over the span of a school year.

Program Goals

At the end of this training, learners will have the skills to successfully promote the building blocks of emotional intelligence and other critical emotional, cognitive, and social early learning skills in the children they work with and within themselves.

  • Learners will gain a better understanding of how to use begin to ECSEL language, techniques, and tools in their classroom to promote emotional intelligence of children at different developmental stages.
  • Learners will become more aware of their emotions and how to effectively manage their own emotions and those of others, therefore enhancing their overall emotional well-being.
  • Learners will gain an ease in discussing their feelings and those of others, and a stronger foundation of knowledge around emotional, cognitive, and social learning.
  • Learners will acquire strategies to help them communicate with children, families, and co-workers and be able to look inward, self-reflect, demonstrate empathy, and problem-solve as they respond to
  • children’s emotional outbursts. These skills will help learners both professionally and personally.

Courses Outline

  1. Welcome to begin to ECSEL Training
  2. Intro to begin to ECSEL
  3. Your Own Emotionality
  4. Getting to Know Emotion
  5. Emotion in the Heat of the Moment
  6. Connecting Emotion & Early Learning
  7. Empathy, Inclusivity & Prosocial Behaviors
  8. begin to ECSEL Tools & Techniques
  9. begin to ECSEL in Everyday Classroom

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