Mindfulness

  • 11 June 2024
  • Smart Start of Forsyth County
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Mindfulness

Children’s Social and Emotional Development

Mindfulness is thought of as intentional and non-judgmental present-moment awareness. This kind of awareness means we are purposefully paying attention to what is happening around us, what is happening inside us, what we are doing, and how we are doing and feeling without judging or analyzing. This ability to focus attention on the present and to maintain that focus is a foundational skill that underlies many other important capacities that we need for health, well-being, and connection with children, families, and others. When adults engage in focusing practices like mindfulness in early childhood settings, it helps to build important mental, social, and emotional skills. We often hear about the important role that a calm and responsive adult, and secure adult-child relationship, plays in helping young children learn and grow. We know that these relationships develop through attuned and sensitive care and interactions. What can early education professionals do to offer children consistent, nurturing care and responsiveness? How can we build our capacity to stay focused and attentive to all children and families in our care? What helps us notice and respond sensitively to a child’s needs and emotions (while we are experiencing strong feelings too)? Come learn How to create this environment in your classroom and daily life.

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7820 N Point Blvd Winston Salem, NC 27106

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Smart Start Of Forsyth County

  • Time : 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (UTC+0)

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