Empathy promotes meaningful relationships, better communication, and problem-solving skills. It also promotes greater understanding between people of different backgrounds, and it is an essential building block for a secure, prosperous community. This course examines recent social research into empathy and other “prosocial” behaviors, as well as recommended strategies and practices for guiding young children through the early phases of empathy’s long developmental process. Objectives of this course include understanding the difference between empathy and sympathy, defining the “warm glow effect,” and identifying appropriate strategies for promoting and reinforcing altruistic behavior in the early childhood environment.
"This course shows that empathy isn’t just about being nice or thoughtful. Empathy is a vital life skill and a major factor in personal relationships and communication," says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. "Our empathy and prosocial behaviors training course shows early childhood professionals why this topic is as important for children as it is for adults.”
This course is a one-hour, beginner-level training, available for purchase through online enrollment now. CCEI students with active, unlimited individual or center-based subscriptions can enroll in this course at no additional cost when logged in to their account. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive 0.1 IACET CEU.
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ChildCare Education Institute provides high-quality, online professional development courses and programs for educators in an array of child care settings, including , preschool centers, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, and more. Over 100 English and Spanish child care courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and . CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the CDA, Director’s Credential, and Early Childhood Credential.CCEI is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.
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