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ECTA Webinars

Teaching young children to manage their emotions by Dr Kaylene Hendersen 27 April 4pm -5:30pm

In this workshop, adapted from the Raising Good Kids online course series, Kaylene will describe a research-based approach to helping children calm down when they're feeling upset, angry, stressed or overwhelmed.
She will help you to gain a better understanding of how to approach these situations with the young children in your care and how best to help and teach them during these times. You will hear about practical strategies to use when teaching children about emotions and when helping children calm down from intense feeling states. You will also be provided with examples of how these are used in early childhood care and education settings.
It is through repeated experiences with this same consistent approach that we teach children how to manage their feelings more independently. This provides many benefits to children, their families and your centre and school communities, including improvements in behaviour and enhanced school readiness. But beyond that (and indeed BIGGER than that!), you will be helping to raise an emotional healthy generation with the benefits seen throughout children's lives. This is an engaging and informative session not to be missed.


Dr Kaylene Henderson Child Psychiatrist website

If you would like to update your skills and gain greater confidence in managing young children's behaviour and emotions, Raising Good Kids is for you.

This online early childhood professional development course series has been developed specifically for childcare and education professionals. Available to individuals and centres, the course content also links with the National Quality Standards, the EYLF and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Early Childhood Australia Learning Hub

The ECA Learning Hub is your gateway to professional knowledge and networks. It is a web-based platform offering professional learning resources for early childhood educators and other professionals working with young children. It includes quality-assured video and written resources, webinars and online forums. The Learning Hub is a trusted resource that supports the important work that educators do every day. The ECA Learning Hub understands the needs of educators and interprets research, frameworks and standards about high-quality early childhood practice, including the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS). Our vision is to build a learning community that supports professional growth in education and care services for young children (aged birth to eight).