Social Emotional Competence in Early Childhood Education

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    Accessing the course

    The easiest way to access the course is from your Dashboard, shown above, by clicking on the course title. Each time you return to the course, you can pick up where you left off.

    Please note: to complete the course and earn your certificate, you MUST click the Mark complete button when you finish each part of the course. Completed parts are shown in the sidebar with blue ticks. If parts do not have a blue tick beside them, you need to go back and click Mark complete at the bottom of the page.

    To access your Dashboard at any time, either choose Log in next to The Education Hub logo at the top of the website, or click on your username in the same location, if you are already logged in. If you have more than one email address, please ensure you log into the course with the email address you used to register.

    Please note that the course is designed to be completed on a laptop, desktop computer or tablet, and is not optimised for use on a mobile phone. If you have any technical issues at any stage of the course, please email us for support.

    About this course

    The aims of the course are to:

    • Understand the importance of social and emotional competence to children’s learning and wellbeing in early childhood and throughout life. 
    • Learn about strategies and approaches for supporting the development of social and emotional competence in early childhood settings.

    The course is designed to help you understand the different elements of social and emotional competence, including social skills, emotion knowledge, and self-regulation. It includes a special focus on supporting neurodivergent children, and takes a close look at understanding children’s challenging behaviours. You will undertake an inquiry into social and emotional learning in your setting by reflecting on your current practice, evaluating children’s abilities and skills in relation to social and emotional competence, and using the data you collect to plan how you might modify your practice to improve children’s social and emotional learning outcomes.

    The course is made up of 8 parts. Each part is estimated to be about one hour’s work, not including additional tasks that you will complete in your early childhood setting. Please work your way through each part in order, using the ‘Mark complete‘ buttons to keep track of your progress.

    The course consists of the following elements:

    • Videos to watch and readings to introduce key ideas.
    • Questions for reflection, to help you engage as much as possible with the course content. 
    • Activities that support you to inquire into your current practice and plan for improvement.

    In the last section of the course, we will ask you to provide feedback on your experience. As you go through the course, please note any issues or mistakes, and include those in your feedback to help us to refine the course experience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    We look forward to working with you. Once you’re enrolled, you can get started on Part 1 by following the link in the sidebar.