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Social Emotional Competence in ECE

Online course | From $95 per person | Group discounts available
This course explores the research on the importance of children’s social and emotional competencies for lifelong success, and equips teachers with the knowledge and strategies to support children to develop positive social and emotional skills. The course takes a strengths-based approach, with an emphasis on nurturing, guidance, and relationships as the foundation of social and emotional competence. Teachers will be encouraged to inquire into and adjust their practices to support the learning and development of all children.

Designed for practicing early childhood teachers and centre leaders, the course can be completed in 8 to 10 weeks, and will benefit teachers at all stages of their career.

Already enrolled? You can access the course from your Dashboard

Starts on Wednesday October 12

Flexible engagement

With course content available 24-7 and no cut-off date, you can choose when to engage with the learning materials

Learn from experts

Interviews with Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Associate Professor Dione Healey, Dr Jessica Tupou, Karen MacKay, and clinical psychologist Alexandra Winlove

Multimodal learning

A rich mix of interviews, readings, video case-studies, reflections, and practical activities

Case studies of practice

Explore the practice of three centres: Flatbush Kindergarten, Lifewise ECE, and The Rumpus Room

Manageable units

The course is broken down into parts that will each take around 60-90 minutes to complete

Choose your pathway

Premium Support: join a cohort for webinars with the course director and online forums
Self-Directed: start any time (available in 2023)

Course outline

  • Introduction to social and emotional competence
  • Managing emotions
  • Executive function
  • Positive social and emotional climates
  • Neurodivergence
  • Challenging behaviour

Watch a video about this course

Groups save up to $30pp

Enrol a group of teachers on this course and enjoy a discount of up to $30 per person on the course fee

Group enrolments enable teachers to share their learning journeys and for centres to collectively make changes in their practice based on the content and activities in the course. Each teacher receives their own log in and can complete the course in their own time, on their own computer or tablet.
To enrol a group of teachers in this course, please select the Group option during the enrolment process. The number of participants dictates the level of discount – enrol 10+ teachers to get the maximum discount.

Starts Monday October 17 – special price of just $95pp


($109.25 inc GST)

Premium Support

Social Emotional Competence in ECE


Benefits of this pathway:

  • Personalised certificate
  • Lifetime access*
  • Webinars at the start and end of the course
  • Online forums with other participants

Group savings

  • 1 teacher: NZ$95
  • 2-4 teachers: NZ$85 pp
  • 5-9 teachers: NZ$75 pp
  • 10+ teachers: NZ$65 pp
  • (Prices exclude GST)

Who are you enrolling?

  • Just yourself – Choose ‘Individual’ below
  • Yourself + othersChoose ‘Group’ below, enter the number of enrolments (1+), and tick ‘Enrol me’ to include yourself
  • Just other people Choose ‘Group’ below, enter the number of enrolments (1+), but don’t tick ‘Enrol me’
  • Please note:
  • 1. Before you enrol, please check you are logged in with the email address you wish to use. You can check on your Dashboard. 2. If you enrol a group, please create a relevant name for your group, eg “CentreName-Social”

Keeping our courses affordable

The Education Hub wants as many teachers as possible to be able to take our courses and benefit from the high quality professional learning they offer. Therefore, we are committed to keeping course fees as low as possible. It is through the support of our ever-generous supporters that we can produce such rich, multimodal learning opportunities while offering participants significant subsidies.

Past participants recommend our courses

Earn a certificate

A personalised certificate will be available to download and print from your Dashboard when you complete the course.

Example certificate

Enrol today and start exploring this topic

Enrol today to secure your place on this course. Group discounts are available, subject to our standard terms.**

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Please note, all our courses are best completed on a desktop/laptop computer or tablet. Because of the amount of content, we do not recommend using a phone. 

* Group discounts apply to the full price, and can only be applied in one transaction, not retrospectively, or on the addition of more enrolments. ** Our standard terms and conditions are available here

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