Take A Moment to Reflect on ... Social
The Council is excited to announce the 2013 release of Essentials for Child Development Associates: Working with Young Children. The newly-revised textbook will be organized around each of the thirteen Functional Areas and other key topics of interest to contemporary teachers and caregivers.
Here is an advanced sneak peek of “Chapter 9: Social” for you to reflect on…
Part of growing up healthy is having a well-developed sense of self. At the same time that children are feeling good about themselves and competent about their capabilities, we want them to feel good about being with, learning from and helping others. As much as we need self-esteem, we also need others in order to live a fulfilling life.
Learning to be social involves being comfortable with others and enjoying their company. Another part of being social involves building the skills necessary to engage with others. Both are needed for effective socialization.
Early childhood educators have a large role to play in facilitating children's social development. They do this by planning activities that put children together, arranging the room to promote social activities, working with children to promote play, friendship and conflict resolution and facilitating what are called “prosocial” behaviors; behaviors intended to benefit one another, such as helping, sharing, and comforting.
CDA Around the Nation Tennessee
The Council enjoys Southern Hospitality at its finest at Tennessee Conference
This month, the Council's Senior Manager, Vilma Williams, was asked to present at the quarterly Tennessee Early Childhood Training Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Vilma spoke to an audience of mentors, instructors and coordinators about the forthcoming CDA 2.0 transition and the role of the new Professional Development Specialist. She said the presentations were met with a warm, positive response from the audience, who thanked her for answering their questions and relieving some of their anxiety about the transition.
Vilma also had a chance to experience some true southern hospitality during her visit to Nashville. She said she enjoyed the people, food and the shopping in the Country Music Capital of the World and looks forward to going back!
Register now or Login to fill in your application form onlineLogin