Building resilience in preschoolers

This workshop will provide educators and parents with tips to understand and respond to children's emotions and behaviour.

Program details

  • Priority area: Wellbeing (social and emotional)
  • Primary audience: Educators, parents/carers
  • Delivery mode: Group training, online, consultancy, coaching, resources (books, kits, manuals)
  • Strength of evidence: Level 6 – Supported by expert opinion
  • AEDC sub-domains:
    • Emotional maturity – anxious and fearful behaviour
    • Emotional maturity – prosocial and helping behaviour
  • Item cost: Moderate ($200–$2,000 per person/item)

Program description

Educators and parents will be given tips to understand and respond to children's emotions and behaviour and provide supportive environments to proactively nurture wellbeing.

Each workshop aims to:

  • inform educators/parents of current research highlighting how strong mental health foundations support positive outcomes for life, and learning
  • support understanding of what resilience is and how to build children's capacity to 'bounce back'
  • encourage reflection on self, personality types and relationship building
  • increase knowledge of techniques and resources to enhance environments.

Practical strategies for building resilience in self and in children are included in the workshop. The real life experiences our early childhood consultants bring to this presentation will address a range of common scenarios in the 35 years age group and offer suggestions to support resilience. Our consultants will share their knowledge and deep understanding of young children's behaviour throughout this session. Parents and communities are further supported with a recorded parent link and our e-book parent resource.

The half-day scheduled Educator online sessions include digital workbook, session notes and opportunity for discussion and Q&A with our expert panel including a child psychologist.

An online coaching package is an additional option to further explore content and create a customised 'action plan' to match individual needs and context. To maximise effectiveness, the provider recommends booking coaching sessions for dates after the professional development has been attended.

Workshop dates for 2024

  • 13 March 2024, 9:30 am12:30 pm
  • 12 June 2024, 9:30 am12:30 pm
  • 8 August 2024, 9:30 am12:30 pm
  • 23 October 2024, 9:30 am12:30 pm

Detailed cost

  • Half day online: $310 per participant (excluding GST). Includes digital workbook, session notes, discounted offer for one-hour parent presentation to complement the professional learning, e-book parent resource and expert panel Q&A with consultants and a child psychologist. A 10% discount is available for 3 registrations or more
  • Coaching (optional): $1,995 (excluding GST)
  • For group books of 20 or more or parent/carer sessions, contact the provider

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: educators and parents/carers of 35 years age group.
  • Program/practice descriptions and details: materials include digital workbook, session notes, parent session link and e-book resource.
  • Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill in determining the cost of accessing this program.
  • Training requirements: online: access to internet and suitable computer or device for accessing session and coaching if applicable.
  • Implementation model: half-day sessions will be delivered online. Customised evening presentations are available to staff and parents on request and price is on application.
  • Supervision and/or coaching support: additional coaching packages available for attendees (optional). Three one-hour blocks for individuals or small teams (delivered via zoom or phone call). This customised coaching will provide educators with tailored support to build on the skills and strategies outlined in the presentation and encourage reflection and development of practice.

VEYLDF alignment

Item uses these practice principles

High expectations for every child.

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

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