(PSED) Personal Social Emotional Development
Willows believes that PSED is the foundation of early childhood learning. It is based on the belief that all children are born with the ability to learn. PSED provides the framework for children to develop their abilities and skills. It also helps children to develop a positive self-image and to become independent learners. PSED is an important part of the early childhood curriculum because it helps children to develop the skills they need throughout life. Children who have a strong foundation in PSED tend to be more confident and independent, and they are better able to cope with stress and adversity.
One of the most important aspects of PSED is the quality of self-regulation.
Self-regulation is the ability to control one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. It is a skill that children need to learn to be successful in school and life. There are many ways to teach self-regulation, but one of the most effective is through positive reinforcement. By rewarding children when they display self-control. At Willows we encourage children to continue using this important skill. Additionally, it is important to model self-regulation for children. Role models include Parents, Teachers and other children setting a good example for other children to follow. If we can instil self-regulation in our children from an early age, it will reap benefits throughout their lives.
Children are naturally curious and will often explore their environment by touching, tasting and trying new things. This is how they learn about the world around them and discover what is safe and what isn’t. However, there are some behaviours that we need to teach children that are not acceptable. This is called socialisation. Socialisation is the process of learning the rules and norms of society. It begins in early childhood and continues throughout our lives. We socialise children by teaching them that certain behaviours are wrong. For example, we teach them not to hit, bite or scratch others. We also teach them not to take things that don’t belong to them. By doing this, we help children to develop into well-rounded members of society.