Social and Emotional Language Workshop and Toolkit

The Social and Emotional Language workshop provides a foundation for early childhood educators to understand children's emotions and support social emotional development.

Program details

  • Priority area: Communication (language development), wellbeing (social and emotional)
  • Primary audience: Educators
  • Delivery mode: Group training, online, resources (books, kits, manuals)
  • Strength of evidence: Level 4 Emerging research
  • AEDC sub-domains:
    • Emotional maturity – anxious and fearful behaviour
    • Emotional maturity aggressive behaviour
    • Emotional maturity hyperactivity and inattentive behaviour
    • Social competence responsibility and respect
    • Language and cognitive development basic literacy
    • Communication skills and general knowledge communication and general knowledge
  • Item cost: Moderate ($200–$2,000 per person/item)

Program description

The Social and Emotional Language workshop aims to provide a foundation for early childhood educators and staff to better understand children’s emotions, emotional regulation, and social competencies. Resources, tools, modelling behaviour and other strategies are shared that can help educators and staff promote and support social and emotional development. The online workshop runs for 2.5 hours. Participants receive an ‘Educators Toolkit’, which includes resources to support learning.

Detailed cost

  • Social and Emotional Language workshop: $400 per person (including GST and freight and handling for resource kit) for 2-2.5 hour live online interactive workshop.
  • An Educators Resource Kit and certificate of attendance will be provided.
  • Each participant will also receive follow-up documentation such as a copy of PowerPoint slides and lists of resources at no additional cost.
  • A flat fee for services may be available upon request for over 20 participants.
  • Payment is required before attending.

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: early childhood educators and staff.
  • Program/practice descriptions and details: the workshop includes a variety of learning methods, such as presentations, group discussions, individual reflection, videos and discussions of practical strategies. Each participant will receive some follow-up online documentation (copy of PowerPoint slides, lists of resources, links to videos and certificate of attendance).
  • Program adaptability: sessions will be offered over different days of the week with a range of times allowing a variety of options for educators. Trainers are available each term and additional workshops can be offered to meet demand.
  • Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.
  • Factors to consider: a minimum of 10 participants are required to run the workshop. Bookings will be taken online and will close one week prior to the session start date. Kindergarten services with over 20 staff can negotiate a mutually convenient time for a dedicated session. Bookings and registrations will be taken online via the provider website and will close one week prior to the session start date.
  • Tools and systems: participants will need access to a computer with Zoom and a strong internet connection.

VEYLDF alignment

Item uses these practice principles

  • Partnership with families
  • High expectations of every child
  • Integrated teaching and learning approaches

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

  • Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing
  • Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
  • Children engage with a range of texts and get meaning from these texts