This course applies to infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Learn about the steps that young children follow along the path of social–emotional development. This course covers factors that influence a child's sense of self, their interactions with others, and their approach to learning. Learn how your behavior, positive interactions, and guidance can promote healthy social–emotional development in young children.
See the learning outcomes and topics listed below for more information on what is covered in this course.
This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/testing) and our fully online format. The online format of this course includes audio narration in most course sections.
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This course is accepted for child care professional development training requirements in most states and for the CDA credential and for CDA renewal training requirements.
Specific state information:
After completing Social–Emotional Development in Young Children you will be able to identify stages of social–emotional development in young children; explain factors that influence children’s skills for interacting with others, and that support their learning and sense of self; describe how children’s early experiences and social interactions in a child care setting and at home affect development; and discuss ways that your behaviors, attitudes, and positive interactions can promote children’s healthy social–emotional development and positive behavior.
Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.
Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.
What our students say about Social-Emotional Development in Young Children
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"The Social-Emotional Course gave me wonderful insight into how adults affect the children in my care. Of course I do realize what I do and say affects the children but this course had me delve deeper into how these actions and responses by adults impact the children. Great course that I have already recommended to my provider friends." - Salisbury, Maryland
This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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Care Courses currently offers over 50 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.
Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion. Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.
To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.
Clock hours and CEUs are documented on official Care Courses certificates of completion which are accessed in the My Courses area of your account.
Please note: All course and certificate dates and times are on Eastern Time.