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New, Free, Online Trainings to Support Early Care and Education Providers

New, Free, Online Trainings to Support Early Care and Education Providers
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New, Free, Online Trainings to Support Early Care and Education Providers

A smiling woman sits at a computer alongside three colleagues during a training class.To support the ever-changing needs of the early childhood workforce, the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood, in collaboration with the Institute for Innovation & Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, has launched the free, interactive online SEFEL Pyramid Model Trainings for Preschool Classrooms.

Maryland’s SEFEL Pyramid Model offers an evidence-based, comprehensive approach to support the early childhood workforce in promoting the healthy social emotional development of young children. The new online trainings are based on the original training materials from the Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) and include updates such as information about the research behind early childhood development and the impact of trauma on early development.

This new version of the trainings walks early childhood teachers and providers through the framework using videos and interactive activities that present the information in a fun and engaging way.

The early childhood workforce will learn how to implement strategies for supporting social emotional competence with children in their classrooms and programs. Participants will also gain new insight into the meaning behind challenging behavior and how to address it appropriately. The trainings are divided into three modules and successful completion of all modules will result in 18 MSDE-approved child development credit hours.

For more information about the free, interactive online “SEFEL Pyramid Model Trainings for Preschool Classrooms,” please visit https://theinstitute.myabsorb.com/#/login or email the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Parent Infant and Early Childhood Program at: piec@ssw.umaryland.edu.

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