MidState at Middlesex Winter Conference & Workshop

Middlesex County College – Edison, NJ
Wednesday, January 10th 7:00-9:00 PM
(Registration will begin at 6:30 PM)

Fostering Social-Emotional
Development of Young Children

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From early in life, how well we get along with one-another matters. Now, with the influence of mass media, screen time, and stressed parents and caregivers, it is more important than ever to explicitly foster the social-emotional development of young children and provide them with learning environments that are positive, supportive, and caring. We will discuss how this is happening in preschools, public schools, and in homes, with practical takeaways.

Presented by: Maurice J. Elias Professor, Psychology Department, Rutgers University and Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab

About Maurice J. Elias:

Maurice J. Elias is Professor, Psychology Department, Rutgers University and Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab (www.secdlab.org). He has received American Psychological Association awards for Distinguished Contribution to Practice, Ethnic Minority Mentoring, and National Psychological Consultants to Management, the Sanford McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education, the John P. McGovern Medal from the American School Health Association, and the Joseph E. Zins Memorial Senior Scholar Award for Social-Emotional Learning from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

Books include Emotionally Intelligent Parenting, The Educator’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom, Talking Treasure: Stories to Help Build Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Young Children (www.researchpress.com), The Other Side of the Report Card (how schools and districts can integrate SECD systematically into their ongoing student report cards–Corwin), and The Joys and Oys of Parenting (Behrman House). He writes a blog on Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) for the George Lucas Educational Foundation at www.edutopia.org.

He also consults to Nickelodeon Preschool on SEL, and tries to build the SEL of his grandsons, Harry (age 6.5) and Isaac (age 2.5).

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Registration Fees:

  1. New member special: New members qualify for the first workshop for free. Must include new membership confirmation with registration, visit www.naeyc.org/membership for more information
  2. Current Member: $10
  3. Non-Member: $30

Registration Options:

  1. Online Registration: Register online using form below; then follow link to PayPal (you may pay by PayPal or credit card)
  2. Download & Mail Registration and Payment: Download flyer; fill out form & mail with payment to: Natalia Hlushko 211 Mill Road Edison, NJ 08837


Call: 732-287-4888 or email: nhlushko@hellerparkchildcare.org

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