Supporting the Emotional Development of Young Children

Join us for an ONLINE event on Saturday 10th October 2020 – THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Discover the importance of emotional well-being in the early childhood years and how teachers and parents can support this. This talk will focus on helping children to develop emotional literacy and well-being, as well as strategies for children who are overwhelmed by their ‘big feelings’. The session is led by Montessori-trained Sarah Emerson.

Date: Saturday 10th October 2020
Time: 10.00am – 12.30am UTC+1
Venue:  Online via Zoom
Fee: £50


What will I learn about?

  • The importance of emotional well-being and resilience in the early childhood years
  • How vital emotional well-being is for children’s development in the present moment and for future education, relationships and mental health
  • How parents and teachers can support children to develop emotional literacy and emotional intelligence
  • The importance of the validation of feelings
  • Effective de-escalation strategies for children who are overwhelmed by their ‘big feelings’

Those who attend the event will be issued with an MMI Professional Development Certificate.


About the Speaker
Sarah Emerson is a director at Kids Love Nature, where she provides training to Montessori nurseries and nurseries that focus on connecting children to the natural world. Sarah is Montessori trained from 0-6 years with AMI. She also holds an MA in Early Childhood Education and a postgraduate certificate in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Well-being. Sarah has studied relaxation for children and is trained in the Forest School Approach. She has published articles, contributed to books and spoken internationally on early childhood practice and educational leadership.


“That humanity which is revealed … during the sweet and tender age of childhood … is like the sun which appears at dawn or a flower just beginning to bloom. Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life.”
Maria Montessori

Who is the event for?
The talk is suitable for teachers, anyone working with children, parents, grandparents, carers, nannies and childminders. The event will focus on the emotional development of children aged under 6 years.

Where will I access the event?
The talk will take place live online. You can access the event on a PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone with speakers, a microphone and a good internet connection. You will have some opportunities to ask the trainer questions during the session.

Do you accept students from outside the UK?
The event can be attended anywhere in the world but will be delivered live on Zoom so you will need to check the time in your time zone. You will also need to check you can use Zoom in your country.