Joining the Team: Promoting Attachment, Family Well Being, Social and Emotional Development in Preschoolers/HEALTH
Date(s) - Dec 9, 2017
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Burnaby/New Westminster CCRR
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This workshop is designed to help childcare, preschool centres, and family-drop-in programs, provide spaces that are emotionally supportive for children and families experiencing heightened levels of stress and mental health concerns. The National Institute for Early Education Research notes that around twenty percent of children entering kindergarten lack the social and emotional skills they need to be successful there. Early Childhood Educators and facilitators of community based early childhood programs have the ability to help make a difference in these children’s lives through supporting development of these skills and abilities. This workshop will discuss practical ways to increase social and emotional well-being in youngsters through: the setup of physical spaces, listening play, and group activities. Supportive and empathic ways to partner with parents when there are concerns about the emotional and social development of their children will also be explored.
HEALTH (Harnessing the Environment and Activity to Improve Target Behaviours and Mental Health)
A workshop designed to help provide spaces that are emotionally supportive for children and families. Focusing on practical ways to reduce unwanted behaviours and increase overall mental health in preschool aged children. The discussions will incorporate practical ways to support children from a variety of backgrounds and developmental levels.
- Administration and Communication
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
- Family Support
- Professional Ethics & Practice
- Special Needs
Suitable for all child care providers.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$32.00 members, $42.00 non-members
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-931-3400 Ext. 0
Dr. Tamara Williams
Dr. Tamara Williams is a registered psychologist who has been working with and supporting children and their families for 10 yrs. She has worked in: Salt Lake City, Utah; Sydney, Nova Scotia; & in over ten different communities in the lower mainland. She has had the privilege of partnering with a wide variety of families, schools, systems, and children. Her areas of interest include: attachment, parenting, and increasing wellness in children.