Help! How do I Support the Emotional Health of Young Children?

This 3-hour course will introduce how emotional health is defined, why it is important, key relationships that influence young children’s emotional development, and the components of emotional health, including temperament styles.

  • Content developed by: Caroline Gooden, Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky
  • Sponsored by: Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Care
  • Hours: 3, approved for child care licensing renewal
  • Target Audience: all early care and education staff

ECE 120: Help! How do I Create Exciting, Accessible Spaces for ALL Children? (1 hour)

This 1-hour course is an introduction to creating accessible spaces for children with special needs in early care settings. The course includes interactive, low budget ideas for successfully integrating children with special needs in all areas and activities. This course explores various ways to improve room arrangement for inclusive activities.

Content developed by: Kim Gipson and Caroline Gooden, Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky.

Sponsored by: Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Care and the Franklin Porter Graham Institute, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Credit hours: 1, approved for child care licensing renewal.

Target Audience: all early care and education staff.

ECE 122: Help! How do I Provide the Best Environment to Children with Down Syndrome? (3 hours)

This course will introduce you to the general characteristics of children with Down syndrome, outline what inclusion means, and then describe how you can include children with Down syndrome in your early care and education setting.

This online course includes ideas for creating an inclusive classroom, modifying the curriculum and making accommodations, developing different strategies for reading, writing, and math, encouraging independence, and incorporating technology.