Little People ~ Big Emotions:  Identifying and Dealing with Emotions

Little People ~ Big Emotions: Identifying and Dealing with Emotions

If you are employed in a state that uses a registry to track professional development hours, you will be able to provide your registry ID (Stars, MOPID, Registry or other ECE ID#) after you have completed the quiz for the course. If you pass the quiz we will report your course completion to the state registry using the registry ID that you provide.
Just like adults, children have powerful emotions and are not always equipped to deal with them. It can leave them feeling helpless and lead to behavior issues in the classroom. We can help them understand the emotion they are experiencing, why they are feeling it and how to express and resolve the emotion in a healthy manner. Helping them put words to those emotions and giving them knowledge of how to deal with them can bring peace to everyone involved. As influential adults in their lives, it is vital that we be equipped with appropriate knowledge and methods to help them identify and process those emotions. This course provides many approaches that you can utilize to help children put words to their emotions and process those emotions in a healthy way. Course length – 2.0 hours.
This course helps answer the following questions:
  • Why do children have such powerful emotions?
  • Why are there times when they don’t seem to know why they are sad?
  • Why are there times when they don’t know why they are angry?
  • How can I help a withdrawn child open up?
  • How can I help a child put their feelings into words?
  • What are some ways I can help a child process their emotions in a healthy way?
  • How can I help the children feel more in control of their own emotions?


Participants who successfully complete this course will:
  • Be able to apply the tips on dealing with emotions in individuals differently depending on the child.
  • Possess the skills and knowledge to implement activities to help children identify their emotions and put words to them.
  • Have the information needed to prepare a calm down spot for the children who are experiencing overwhelming times.
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