2.5 hours

Social-emotional development is the foundation for all curriculum for infants and toddlers. Explore these domains of development, strategies for promoting healthy development, primary caregiving, continuity of care, and building positive relationships.

Social Emotional Development


Note: Group does NOT mean that a group of people can take the course at the same time. Each person must complete the course independently in his/her own account. “Group” is a way to register someone other than yourself or to purchase more than one of the same course. See note below on registering a staff member. 

Registering a Staff Member?

If you are purchasing a course for someone other than yourself, click the group button above. After purchase, Go to the Start My Course tab and choose “Manage Group Registration.” You will find the course you purchased there and can add the staff member’s name and email address to create their account and give them immediate access to the course. 


Social-emotional development is the foundation for all curriculum, especially for infants and toddlers. Throughout this course, we’ll be talking about the various aspects of social and emotional development. While all areas of development are intertwined, it’s important to realize that there is nothing that happens in the brain that doesn’t first pass through the emotional center of the brain. Therefore having a secure understanding of social-emotional development is essential when it comes to providing quality environments for young children. This class is geared towards infant and toddler teachers.

In this course, we will cover the following topics:

  • Characteristics of Social-Emotional Development
  • 6 Stages of Emotional Development
  • Planning for Social-Emotional Development
  • Primary Caregiving
  • Continuity of Care
  • The Impact of Disconnection
  • The 5 R’s
  • Strategies to Improve Relationships

You’ll explore the foundations of social and emotional development and develop strategies to support the children in your care. This class is geared towards infant and toddler teachers.

Additional information

Approved in the following states:

HI, IN, KY, NC, MI, MN, and OH.