As a child care professional, you spend your days providing the solid foundation that you know these kids need to be successful in kindergarten. But you worry about some of the kids in your care because you know they don’t have the appropriate social skills to succeed in your program and you worry about what will happen to them when they head off to kindergarten.
In this presentation, child care professionals will learn how to plan simple & fun games and activities specifically aimed at improving some of the social skill deficits and behavior challenges that are plaguing the child care environment to help prepare preschoolers (3-5) to develop the social and emotional skills that are essential for kindergarten and beyond.
After completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify fun games and activities to use to target skill deficits in self-regulation and other areas of social-emotional development
- Identify caregiver techniques that will ensure that these skills are taught intentionally, not learned by chance
- Understand the importance of being intentional with planning of social-emotional activities
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.