This online course provides a foundation for the understanding of social and emotional development in infants and toddlers.

Module 1 provides an overview of social and emotional development within the context of relationships. Attachment, temperament, self-regulation and the context of family, community and culture are emphasized.
Module 2 provides an overview of responsive routines, environments, and strategies to support social emotional development in infants and toddlers. Observation, responsive care giving, emotional literacy and development of social skills are explored.
Module 3 looks at individualized interventions for infants and toddlers through determining the meaning of behavior and developing appropriate responses. Behavior as communication and responding to challenging behaviors are highlighted.


9 Infant/Toddler Training Hours; 9 PQAS (K1.1 C1; K1.4 C2; K1.8 C2; D1.4 C3); 9 ACT 48

Intended Audience

Early Intervention staff, Early Childhood teachers, home visitors and parents


This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month.  Note: course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date.  You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.