By the time children reach kindergarten, their level of emotional intelligence—not IQ or cognitive intelligence—can already predict how well they will perform in academic and employment settings, and even whether they will have trouble with the law in the future. If emotional intelligence in kindergarten has such a strong link to how successful children will be in their future, this means that the early childhood years are essential to ensuring that emotional intelligence develops in time to create a solid foundation for future success in academic, career and social settings.
In Beyond ABCs and 123s: Developing Emotional Intelligence in the Early Childhood Years, participants will learn how to improve the emotional climate of their child care programs by emphasizing the development of emotional intelligence through activities, lesson planning and daily interactions with children.
After completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Describe the correlation between emotional intelligence and academic achievement, relationship skills and work performance.
- Identify the 25 skills of emotional intelligence
- Identify and implement at least 5 new activity ideas that will promote children’s emotional intelligence skills
Presentation length is 2 hours and meets criteria for the Guidance and Behavior Management training category established by the South Dakota Division of Child Care Services.
A certificate of attendance is provided to each participant upon the completion of the presentation. Participants are responsible for tracking and submitting their own training hours to the appropriate regulatory agency.
If you provide child care in a state other than South Dakota, please contact me to learn how to receive approval for this training opportunity from your state’s child care licensing board.