Early Childhood Educator Preparation for a Time of Collective Trauma

EDUC X 322.1

This course is a practitioner-based approach for early childhood educators to gain awareness and skills for working with children who are experiencing long-term and pervasive trauma.


What you can learn.

  • Learn how to be reflective about your experiences and responses to stress, while developing skills for taking care of yourself
  • Discover how to observe the developmental repercussions of the pandemic in young children
  • Find out how to create classroom environments that support young children's healing from the effects of a collective trauma
  • Implement strategies that promote resilience in young children that harness social and emotional competencies, and build a caring classroom community
  • Learn how to observe signs of stress in parents and provide resources for dealing with challenges
  • Learn how to define your own well-being amidst stressful conditions in the aftermath of Covid-19.

About this course:

This course is designed to support early childhood professionals to gain the awareness and skills needed to effectively work with young children during this time of individual and collective trauma due to Covid-19. The Covid-19 pandemic quickly and radically changed life for everyone in our society. For young children in their formative years, the risks to their emotional, intellectual, and social development grew with each passing month.  The effects of the pandemic on young children’s lives will continue unfolding over the coming years.  Early childhood educators have been confronting a multitude of challenges, including personal stress, professional difficulties and traumatized young children. Topics include, preparing for the challenges of a global pandemic, strategies for supporting children’s healing and resilience, and communicating with parents. In order to take this class for a grade, you will need to have access to children you are working with professionally. If you are not working with children, you are welcome to take the course for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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