Title: Handle with Care 4: Relationships with Others
Location: NSCC Kingstec
Date: Thursday, April 5th, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm (2 PD hours)
Class Number: #4861
Facilitators: Laura King and Marcia Nickerson
Description: If a child has a secure, trusting relationship with parents or caregivers, they are likely to be able to connect with others and feel concern for others. Relationships with adults shape children’s early social learning; parents and caregivers act as social role models and guide children’s interactions with others. As children grow older, peer relationships increasingly influence their self-esteem and well-being. Adults can help children feel good about themselves and about making friends. But not all children are the same in the way they relate to others; some are outgoing, and others are quiet and reserved.
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About the Facilitators: Marcia Nickerson has been owner/operator of Allegro Child Care Centre Ltd for the past 20 years; in doing so she has learned the skills necessary to sustain a project, work with families and children of all needs and has an understanding of early childhood development.
Laura King has been inclusion coordinator since 2011 and has worked at Allegro since 2008. She too, through her experiences and training, values working with the family and values the importance of supporting children at an early age.
We both have always had a great passion for mental health, through personal experiences, and have always believed that social and emotional development is critical for a child to develop into a healthy learner; Handle with Care reinforces our philosophy and provides the tools to aide with the facilitation of this for parents and caregivers. After receiving training in facilitating Handle with Care, we have been working with the master trainers in P.E.I., who have successfully introduced Handle with Care across the island, to take the appropriate steps to introduce the program to Nova Scotia.