The Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center has an archived hour-long webinar on Emotional Literacy with Infants and Toddler, which you might want to check out. It was posted less than six months ago! It can be watched online, or the video, accompanying transcript, and a PDF of the webinar slides can be downloaded for future reference. There’s also a terrific Viewer’s Guide, entitled, Teacher Time: Emotional Literacy with Children Birth to Five, which is chock full of excellent resources.
The presentation itself includes lots of video clips of educators working with young children, modeling positive behavioral supports, along with clever lists and acronyms to help the viewer remember the content. The presenters focus on examples of “scaffolding with cues and prompts” and strategies to “increase engagement and self-regulation.” They also incorporate ideas on how to implement strategies with children who have or are at risk for delays and disabilities. It concludes with several developmentally appropriate books to support Emotional Literacy with Infants and Toddler:
- Calm by Dr. Jillian Roberts
- Rest and Relax by Whitney Stewart and Rocio Alejandro
- Making Faces by Abrams Appleseed
- Mad, Mad Bear! by Kimberly Gee.
You’ll want to add them to your collection and recommend them to the parents you work with!
The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, click here.
This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:
- Core Knowledge (CK):
- CK2: The role of primary social and emotional relationships as the foundation for early learning.
- CK6: The sequences of development and the interrelationships among developmental areas/factors including . . . emotional development and resiliency, the development of attachment and trust, and self-regulation.
- Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-DR):
- IFSP-DR5 (EIS): Understands the rationale for the identification and selection of intervention strategies used in everyday routines, relationships, activities, places and partnerships for early intervention activities.
- Individualized Family Service Plan Implementation (IFSP-i):
- IFSP-i3 (EIS): Knows generic and specific evidence-based early intervention strategies to support all areas of development.