The special needs of young children: from learning disabilities to emotions
Take a free self-paced online course on the College’s new educational portal.
You will learn key concepts and pedagogical interventions ideas on the subject of learning disabilities and emotional management.
The MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is now available in French. It will be available in English in late spring. Participants will be able to earn continuing education credit upon successful completion of the course..
This course is brought to you by Collège Nordique with the financial support of the Government of the Northwest Territories.
What is the purpose of the course?
This course is about learning disabilities and managing emotions. It is brought to you by Collège Nordique with funding support from the Government of the Northwest Territories. It is designed specifically for early childhood professionals, teachers, parents and guardians who work with preschoolers. This course will allow you to discover the essential concepts necessary for optimal care of preschoolers, regardless of their learning challenges and their emotional and social-emotional needs.
Who should attend?This course is intended for:
- Early Childhood Educators
- Teachers, assistants and students in education
- Community partners
What is in the course?The course content is divided into two modules: The first module focuses on learning disabilities and addresses dysphasia, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia. The second module focuses on emotions and addresses basic emotions, emotional development in children, social-emotional learning, self-regulation and the emotional-rational approach.
Each module has units with text and interactive activities. At the end of each unit, you will have the opportunity to evaluate your understanding of the content presented.
What are the advantages of taking the course?
Thanks to the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) format, you can take the course at your own pace and at times that suit you. The multimedia content presented on our educational platform is based on research and best practices in the field of early childhood, which the teacher has enhanced with real-life situations adapted to your reality. This course will allow you to equip yourself to accompany the children from 0 to 6 years old who surround you.
Is the course recognized?
At the end of each module, an evaluation will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the units presented. A success rate of 60% for each of the two modules is required for the recognition of a Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
How long is the course?
It takes 10 hours to complete the course. To maintain the momentum of the course and to help you succeed, we suggest that you plan to spend less than a week studying a module.
How do I access the course?
Create your free account on our educational portal. Use the following registration keys to access the course.
- Early childhood educators, teachers, student assistants and students: CNF-EPE-Pro20
- Parents and community partners: CNF-EPE-Parents20