Secure and Safe Places for Young Children

The Importance of Relationships | taught by Jan Blaxall, MASc, RECE, AECEO.C

Course description

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 played by secure relationships with Early Childhood Educators and other caregivers. Benefits include increased ability to co- and self-regulate, opportunity for modelling of positive interaction skills and, of course, a sense of security and well-being that allows children to explore and learn.

To us, this is the curriculum for early years settings!

Jan Blaxall, MASc, RECE, AECEO.C
Jan Blaxall, MASc, RECE, AECEO.C
EYPDC Program Development and Early Years Consultant

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

Course Curriculum

Social-Emotional Learning - Overview of the Webinar Series
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Why do we need a Social Emotional Curriculum?
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Building and Maintaining Relationships with Young Children
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Educators' Roles in a Relationship-based Environment
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