- To understand the power of empathy on child behavior.
1.1 Encourages children's development of social and emotional skills Understands and accepts children’s age-appropriate emotional responses (i.e., crying, tantrums)
f. Uses tone, words, and gestures to let children know they are respected
k. Uses empathy to help children recognize and understand their emotions
1.4 Helps children achieve self-regulation and develop coping skills.
e. Creates an environment and provides strategies that help children:
- Manage strong emotions and calm themselves
- Focus their attention to remain actively engaged with activities and materials
- Read the signals of the environment to learn how to respond appropriately
- Cope with fear, anger, and frustration
- Use language to share their needs
- Consider the needs of others
- Use problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies
g. Recognizes that a child’s ability to exercise self-regulation and control over his/her body functions, emotions, and behavior emerges over time as a developmental process
h. Analyzes and adjusts expectations and activities based on the child’s ongoing needs and energy levels