Social and Emotional Wellbeing in the Early Years
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What is Wings?
Wings is a strengths-based approach to social and emotional wellbeing for children from birth to five years. It is designed to support early years’ educators to optimise their practice in order to improve overall outcomes for children. Wings builds upon educators capacity and strategies by developing a greater understanding of brain development in the early years, attachment and the way to build relationships that support children’s resilience and wellbeing.
It supports educators to understand the impact of their interactions with children and to use communication strategies, such as descriptive feedback to develop children’s capacity and growing sense of self. These strategies are used to help children recognise their strengths and build their ability to self-regulate, manage their own social and emotional wellbeing and build successful relationships with others.
I'm excited to share what I've learnt with my colleagues. I really enjoyed the experience and I'm very grateful to you for sharing your knowledge and insight. You are making a difference in so many peoples lives. The ripple effect of what you are doing is something that can't be quantified.
A great model that has educators deeply reflect on "self". Being present with children and building their 'story' and making space and time to scaffold should be a 'natural' process. This program supports this way of being which excites me!
This training really built depth to my existing knowledge base and provided some examples of language that will be well utilised in future training and professional conversations with educators across various services.
Thank you so much for providing such an informative training session. I've walked away from attending this feeling inspired and empowered to engage in further reflection of my practice which will lead me to becoming a greater educator for all of the children that I come in contact with.