What's In This Kit?
This training kit offers teachers opportunities for studying themselves to discover what young
children see in adults' body language. This training program contains the following
- Expected training outcomes and learning objectives
- Training research, models, benchmarks
- Preparation and implementation steps
- The article "Seeing How Children See Us" by Deb Curtis and Lorrie Baird
- References and resources
- Training Certificate for Learner — Certificate of Attendance and Participation
Who's the Target Audience?
The target audiences for this training kit are beginning and intermediate Learners who are
working with young children (birth through 5 years). This kit is designed to help participants be
aware of their physical presence and nonverbal communication, and transform negative body
language into positive.
|Teacher Skill Level
|Children's Age Level
||birth to 8
Preparation time for this kit is estimated at 1.0 hours. Implementation and actual training time is
3.5 hours, which includes 2.0 hours of face-to-face training and 1.5 hours of independent study
and an Applied Activity.
- Define 'body language'.
- List at least 2 reasons why teachers need to understand the importance of using
positive body language and nonverbal communication when working with young
- Conduct action research by studying one's own personal body language and
- Identify at least 2 strategies for improving their interactions with young children by
changing their body language.
These training outcomes address the following American standards:
- National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Standards and Accreditation
Performance Criteria (2005). (www. naeyc.org).
- Teaching staff continuously strengthen its leadership skills and relationships with others and work
to improve the condition of children and families within their programs (6.B.01).
- National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs, National Association of Child
Care Professionals (2005). (www. naccp.org).
- Children's development of trust and emotional security is promoted with consistent, responsive,
and nurturing teachers (E1).
Note: It is important to determine any additional state and local standards that relate to
this topic or requirements of other regulatory bodies specific to your program.
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