Socio-Emotional Needs in Childhood years (workshop)

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSVS1EC5071

Semester and Year Offered: Monsoon 2019, Semester-5

Course Coordinator and Team: Fariha Siddiqui and Dr Sunita Singh

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Pre-requisites: The course focuses on the job role of centre head/entrepreneur (Level-7) in an early childhood centre. The course is meant to be offered to those who have specific knowledge and skills related to Day care facilitator (Level-5) & supervisor (Level-6) offered in 1st and 2nd year respectively


Objectives (of the three workshops): The objectives of this course are to-

  • Develop skills of a centre head in planning and conducting activities for engaging young children.
  • Create an inclusive centre and plan for an appropriate programme.
  • Understand children’s socio-emotional needs and engage with them.
  • Understand the marketing strategies in context of a day care centre
  • Course outcomes: After completing the workshops, students will be able to:
  • Create an inclusive centre as per the needs of children and families.
  • Demonstrate best practices to the facilitator and supervisor.
  • Demonstrate skills to resolve conflicts in children.
  • Design a marketing plan for a day care centre
  • Undertake marketing for the day care business

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

3.  Socio-Emotional Needs in Childhood years: This workshop will introduce students to reflect on their own emotions and feelings and how they have addressed it in their lives and ways they have been able to find support (or not). The workshops will further enable future centre heads to understand the emotions and feelings that children bring into a day care center and the dynamics at the centre in order to create ways to address these issues with young children at the centre.



Learning Outcome(s)

Readings (suggested)



Reflect on own emotions and feelings


Use of language for social emotional development

  • Explore own emotions and feelings
  • Understand own dispositions and attitudes
  • Know the ways to respond to needs of children
  • Understand ways of addressing emotional difficulties (e.g., using art and play)

Biddle, K. A. G., Garcia-Nevarez, A., Henderson, W. J. R., & Valero-Kerrick, A. (2013). Early childhood education: Becoming a professional. Sage.

Chapter 11: Emotional and Social Development, pp. 286-316


Coping skills for managing emotions  Kids Matter

Retrieved from:


Kids Matter Primary, About conflict resolution, Australian Primary Schools, Mental Health Initiative

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In class participation and attendance 20%


Short in-class assessments 40%


Term end Assessment 40%


Socio-emotional needs of children

  • Identify socio-emotional needs of children
  • know the tools to identify needs of children(conversations with child, parents, caregiver; checklists, observations etc.)


Coping skills

  • Develop coping skills


Calm corner

  • Understand the importance of calm corner
  • Create a calm corner
  • Ways to make calm corner work
  • Developing coping strategies among children


Conflict resolution


  • Ways to resolve differences and conflicts among children
  • Enable children to take the responsibility to resolve conflicts among themselves


Responsibility and choice

  • Develop responsibility and choice among children



Sharing and cooperation

  • Develop sharing and cooperation among children



Dealing with challenging issues(Anger, biting/hurting, temper tantrums, shyness and so on)

  • Ways to deal challenging issues with children
  • Strategies to deal with such issues



Communication with

  • Children
  • Parents and
  • Staff


Working together with parents for social emotional needs of children

  • Know the impact of positive language on children
  • Guidelines of caregiver’s language
  • Build partnership with parents to promote socio-emotional health of children
  • prepare handouts for parents
  • arrange training sessions for parents
  • identify and share resources with parents to promote socio-emotional health of children



Assessment Type



Workshop-3: Socio-Emotional Needs in Childhood Years

In class participation and attendance

Short in-class assessments

Term end Assessment