Professionals who work closely with young children have noted the importance of self-regulation for several decades. However, in the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that self-regulation is an extremely important component of development, learning and socializing. The seeds of self-regulation are sown in the infant-toddler period, but the challenges of self-regulating continue through the school-age period. Self-regulation is a complex topic. This webinar provides an overview and brief introduction to a series of webinars on this topic. Written modules with the same titles present the material with more detail and references in a self-study format.
Jan has 30 years of teaching Early Childhood Education courses at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario and Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario. While "retired" Jan researches and provides on-line professional learning opportunities for Dominion Learning Institute of Canada and for interactive professional learning and consultation to Early Years professionals. Jan served as a member of Ontario's Expert Panel on an Early Learning Framework, Ministry of Education. She works with the Psychology Foundation of Canada, promoting children's emotional wellness, and is a trainer for their Kids Have Stress Too! programs. Jan has co-authored an ECE textbook, Children at the Centre: Principles of Early Childhood Education in Canada