Self-regulation and executive function: What does this mean in the early years?
Aimed at managers, lead practitioners and key people working with children from birth to pre-school rooms, childminders.
The purpose of these ‘bite-sized’ sessions is to provide practitioners with a short training session on a current topic of interest. We hope to spark some ideas and inspire you to find out more!
The new Development Matters document defines ‘self-regulation and executive function’ as one of seven key features of effective practice (see page 7 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/988004/Development_Matters.pdf).
This one hour ‘bite-sized’ session will explore the meaning of these terms. We will discuss how to support young children’s executive function skills and how to create provision which will foster self-regulation so that children are ready for school and beyond! During the session we will signpost you to further resources to explore and share with colleagues and parents.
The course aims to:
- clarify the meaning of self-regulation and executive function and their relevance in the new EYFS 2021, in particular to the curriculum in PSED and language development; - give you ideas about how to develop practice and provision which will support young children’s executive function skills; - explore the development of self-regulation from birth to the pre-school room and look at its crucial link with communication and language; - review how every key person can help children learn to regulate their emotions and what to do if children are struggling with self-regulation.