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How to Address Difficult Subjects with Children

Preschools and elementary classrooms are places where supportive teachers and curriculum can aid in children’s social and emotional development. But how should teachers and parents address difficult, emotional subjects in the preschool classroom? And what should this look like in schools?

In this webinar, Dr. Allison Sterling Henward, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Penn State, will focus on incarceration, homelessness, economic instability, and changing family systems and dynamics. This online forum will include guided discussion and activities:

  • Young children’s social and emotional development in home and community contexts.
  • Preparing for conversations with young children in the classroom.
  • How to respond to children’s needs and questions in developmentally appropriate ways.
  • Question and answer forums for parents and teachers.