Canadian expert, Dr. Stuart Shanker, has developed a framework for understanding how young children develop self-regulation skills. He has identified five aspects of self-regulation which have to be managed both individually and as inter-connected areas of reaction and response. This module will look, in more depth, at the second of the five areas, emotional regulation, focusing on the challenges for children as they attempt to regulate both positive and negative emotions and expression of their feelings.
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