Whose Risk is it Anyway? Exploring Risk with Infants and Toddlers
Date(s) - Sep 5, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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All children come into this world and are born unique; they all have unique temperaments and personalities. Thus, for some children, taking risks comes more naturally than for others. Understanding the processes of risk allows us to better understand and support our children and their growth and development. Risk is inevitable, and without risk–taking opportunities, our children will be more apt to take impulsive and poor risks.
Participants will be asked to explore their feelings around risk, and what it means for infant toddler development. We will challenge common ideas and rules, and the problems that occur when we make decisions for children based on what we are comfortable with, rather than what they need.
- Understand risk taking is an essential component of development, where children learn to problem solve and explore their personal boundaries and limits. Facilitated risk, fosters decision making skills that is used lifelong.
- Explore feelings that come up for us when faced with decisions about children’s risks, and how our own experiences impact our responses.
- Discuss how to have conversations around risk with families and coworkers when you have differing levels of comfort. What happens when everyone is not comfortable, and how to move forward.
Suitable for parents, students, adult instructors/administrators, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with infants/toddlers, including children with extra support needs.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
ECE $35 | FCC $20 (with promo code)
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-709-5661 ext. 221
Jacqueline is the Program Director at SFU Childcare, overseeing 6 IT programs. She has a long relationship in the childcare field in different capacities over the past 25 years. Most recently she worked as a Child Care Licensing Officer before going to SFUCCS 3 years ago to support educators in their relationships with children.
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre