For the last few decades, research and clinical practice have demonstrated and continue to provide evidence to advocate the importance of social and emotional development.
In this webinar, we will focus on understanding the important role that continues to be played by supportive relationships with Educators. School aged-children take many of their cues about ways to interact and relate to others from educators, including assessing the worth of their peers. Group settings that expect and model caring and respect from all participants create environments that encourage participation, risk-taking and enjoyment of social engagement.
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