Course Description

Emotional well-being and ability to connect with others form the foundation for learning, relationships and well-being throughout our lifetimes. This series will have five modules: Infancy, Toddler, Preschool and School-age. In this first module, you will explore what infants need to set the foundations of trust and attachment. We will focus on attachment relationships and describe the role played by co- and self-regulation.

EYPDC Program Development and Early Years Consultant

Jan Blaxall, MASc (Psych), RECE, AECEO.C

Jan has 30 years of teaching Early Childhood Education courses at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario and Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario. Jan has co-authored an ECE textbook, Children at the Centre: Principles of Early Childhood Education in Canada and is a regular contributor to the Canadian Child Care Federation's Journal, Interaction. She is on the editorial board of IDEAS - Emotional Well-being in Child Care. Jan served as a member of Ontario's Expert Panel on an Early Learning Framework, for Ontario's Ministry of Children and Youth Services. She works with the Psychology Foundation of Canada, promoting children's emotional wellness.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    The Foundations of our Understanding of Emotional Development

    • The Foundations of our Understanding of Emotional Development

  • 4

    Attachment and Trust

    • Attachment and Trust

    • Attachment Quality

    • Emotional Development Birth to 3 Months

  • 5

    Insecure Attachments

    • Insecure-avoidant attachments

    • Insecure Ambivalent/resistant Attachments

    • Disorganized Attachments

    • Indicators of a possible attachment problem

  • 6

    Attachment - What can ECEs Do?

    • What can ECEs Do?

    • Observation: Emotional Development Profile - Self- Regulation

  • 7

    An Introduction to Self-Regulation

    • From Co- to Self-Regulation

    • What we can do to co-regulate with infants

    • Infant_Mental_Health_Comforting_Your_Baby

  • 8

    Conclusion

    • Conclusion

    • Creating Nurturing Relationships with Infants

  • 9

    References and Resources

    • References and Resources

Reviews

5 star rating

Angela Inglis

4 star rating

Great material!

Heather Warren-LeBreton

This was a well explained on-line course. I learned a lot. The only issue I had was that the YouTube links in the modules were marked as private, and I c...

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This was a well explained on-line course. I learned a lot. The only issue I had was that the YouTube links in the modules were marked as private, and I could not access them to see the video.

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4 star rating

Emotional development part 1

Danielle Duperreault

Easy reading material and informative.

Easy reading material and informative.

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