SELF-REG

IN EARLY

CHILDHOOD

We help Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and early years teams learn to reframe the signs of dysregulated stress states while developing the co-regulation skills and strategies that make a difference for all children in their care — especially those with the most challenging behaviours.

WAYS TO LEARN MORE

Our Certificate Programs, image of a laughing child
Self-Reg Framework 101 Exploring Stressors Across the 5 Domains, image of a child with painted hands held up in a heart shape
Reframe the Behaviour, reframe won't (judgmental) to can't yet (curious)
Our Podcasts, image of Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins smiling
"When you change how you perceive a child they respond
intuitively to the change that they sense in you." Stuart Shanker

EARLY CHILDHOOD FEATURES

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Self-Reg in the Early Years

The early years are a time of extraordinary growth and development. Children’s capacity for self-regulation—how they manage energy expenditure in response to stressors and then recover from the effort—is wired during these critical years.

Five Domains of Self-Reg

Self-Regulation: The Five Domains

Explore the five Domains of the Shanker Self-Reg® Framework – biological, emotion, cognitive, social & prosocial. Self-regulation refers to the way an individual deals with stress, in all its many forms, and then recovers from the energy expended.

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Embracing A New School Reality For The Early Years

A Changing Vision: For years, I believed that self-regulation — like the other Learning Skills — were always secondary to academics. I was so concerned about meeting benchmarks. Then last year, I had a class that challenged my beliefs.

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