In today's diverse and interconnected world, fostering social and emotional learning (SEL) in preschool settings is paramount for nurturing well-rounded, emotionally intelligent, and socially competent young learners. This Erasmus+ course is designed to empower educators and preschool professionals with the knowledge and skills to effectively promote social and emotional learning (SEL) in preschool settings. Participants will explore various SEL theories, strategies, and practical tools to foster emotional intelligence, positive relationships, and emotional well-being among young children. This Erasmus+ course delves deep into the principles, strategies, and practical applications of SEL, equipping educators and preschool professionals with the tools to ultimately contributing to the holistic development of young children.
This course will employ a blend of interactive workshops, group discussions, hands-on activities, case studies, and reflective exercises. Participants will engage in peer collaboration and practical application of SEL strategies. Additionally, site visits to local preschools may be incorporated for real-world insights.
Comprehensive Understanding of SEL: Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of SEL, exploring the core principles, theories, and research underpinning this critical aspect of early childhood education.
Effective SEL Implementation: Through hands-on activities and group discussions, participants will learn how to design and implement developmentally appropriate SEL activities and curriculum, aligning them with national and international education standards.
Fostering Emotional Intelligence: This course will provide strategies and techniques to cultivate emotional intelligence in preschool children. Educators will learn how to help young children identify and express their emotions, fostering self-awareness and emotional regulation.
Promoting Positive Relationships: Building on the foundation of emotional intelligence, participants will explore methods for nurturing positive relationships, empathy, and effective communication skills among preschoolers.
Assessment and Impact Evaluation: Participants will learn how to assess the impact of SEL interventions in preschool settings, enabling them to continuously improve their teaching practices and measure the developmental progress of children.
Classes take place Monday to Friday in the morning.
Day 1: Welcoming and Understanding Social and Emotional Learning
Introduction to Course Objectives and Structure
Presentation of Participant Schools
Overview of SEL and Its Importance in Preschool Education
Theories and Frameworks for SEL
Self-Assessment: Exploring Personal SEL Competencies
Day 2: Implementing SEL Curriculum
Developmentally Appropriate SEL Activities and Resources
Creating an SEL-Inclusive Classroom Environment
Group Activity: Designing SEL Lesson Plans
Reflection and Sharing on Lesson Plans
Day 3: Emotional Awareness and Regulation
Emotional Intelligence in Preschool Children
Strategies for Teaching Emotional Awareness
Techniques for Promoting Emotional Regulation
Role-Playing and Scenarios for Skill Development
Case Study: Real-Life Applications of Emotional Regulation
Day 4: Building Positive Relationships
Promoting Empathy and Perspective-Taking
Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving Skills
Role-Playing and Scenarios for Skill Development
Interactive Activity: Communication and Conflict Scenarios
Day 5: Wrap-Up and Action Plans
Strategies for Fostering Positive Teacher-Child Relationships
Peer Collaboration: Sharing Success Stories and Challenges
Reflection on Course Content and Personal Growth
Sharing and Discussing Implementable Action Plans
Course Evaluation and Feedback
Closing Remarks and Certificates
The 5-day course fee per participant is set at 400€, which provides comprehensive coverage for all aspects of the program. This fee includes the following:
Course Materials: Participants will receive all necessary course materials, including handouts, guides, and resources, to support their learning throughout the program.
Administrative Support: Participants will benefit from administrative assistance before, during, and after the course, ensuring a smooth registration process, timely communication, and any necessary follow-up support.
Monitoring and Mentoring: The course fee covers monitoring and mentoring services provided by experienced professionals who will guide participants throughout the program, offering personalized support, feedback, and guidance.
Coffee Breaks: Participants will enjoy refreshments during coffee breaks, fostering networking opportunities and providing a relaxed environment for informal discussions and interactions.
Other Inclusions: The fee also covers any additional services or resources required for the successful implementation of the course, ensuring a comprehensive and fulfilling learning experience.
We strive to ensure that participants receive exceptional value for their investment in the course, with the fee covering a wide range of services and resources that contribute to their professional development and overall satisfaction.