Supporting Children As They Develop Friendships & Engage in Play—2.5 Hours (Tuesday, Aug 24th, 6:00 p.m.)
Supporting Children As They Develop Friendships & Engage in Play: As children learn to play alongside each other, they may face some challenges. This course address the developmental stages of friendship. Additionally, participants will learn strategies for addressing aggression (e.g., instrumental, physical, relational, etc.), cliques ("you can't play with us!), play leaders, overly deferential children, and isolated children. This is a competent level training. Prerequisite Knowledge Required: An understanding of the developmental appropriate prosocial behaviors for young children.
Core Of Knowledge (COK) Hours: 2.5 (Child Development)
- Explain how friendships are developed and supported in early childhood education.
- Differentiate between the different types of aggression and identify strategies to address each.
- Define play leaders and explain some of the benefits of play leaders.
- Identify some challenges children may face while learning to develop friendships and play alongside each other.