Creating Positive Connections


The love and nurturing that a child receives in the first few years of life can have effects on development that last a lifetime. As we learn more about children and how they develop, we understand more clearly the role of early relationships. Warm, nurturing relationships based on respect, understanding, and acceptance are essential for children’s optimal development. In this course, explore caregiver behaviors that create four positive connections: Teacher to child, child to child, child to environment, and teacher to family. Through interactive learning activities, group discussion forums, videos, reflective writing exercises, scenarios, and a field assignment, participants will learn to create an environment where relationships flourish. This is a four-hour course worth .4 CEUs.