Duration: 2 hours
Accreditation Standards: 1, 2 and 4
Positive relationships are essential for learning and development, development of personal responsibility, and the capacity for self-regulation and constructive interactions with others. Children who see themselves as cared about and connected are more likely to feel secure, thrive physically, get along with others, learn well, and feel like part of a community (NAEYC position statement). Participants will reflect on and assess their role and practice in the development of healthy relationships, they will examine how they connect with children; do or fail to do on an everyday basis.