Social Emotional Development in Young Children

2.5 Credit Hours

This 2.5 hour course shares foundational principles of social emotional learning, milestones of social emotional development, and strategies to support emotional intelligence in children (Birth-School Age). Social Emotional Development in Young Children falls under Interactions, Relationships and the Environment (IRE) Competency 3: Identifies factors that contribute to positive interactions with the environment. The learning objectives for this course are:

  • I can identify factors that influence behavior in the early childhood environment.
  • I can identify personality and temperament characteristics that influence behavior in the early childhood environment.
  • I can support positive behavior in the early childhood environment.
  • I can support classroom community in the early childhood environment.

Upon enrolling in this course, you have 7 days to complete all content and activities.


Your Instructor


Dr. Marge Holland
Dr. Marge Holland

Marge is a health consultant to child care providers in northern Illinois providing quality assurance visits to licensed centers and family/home settings. In a cooperative partnership with child care providers, Marge offers in-services to reinforce compliance with licensing and public health standards to ensure the health and safety of all children enrolled in the early childhood setting. She is a licensed registered nurse in Wisconsin, Missouri, Virginia and Illinois, and Nursing Home Administrator in Illinois and Missouri. Dr. Holland regularly presents at local, state and national level workshops/conferences.

Dr. Holland has over 30 years experience as an educational instructor in the health care field, and early care & education environments.

Marge received her Bachelor Degree of Science in Nursing, her Master’s Degree of Public Administration in Health Care Education Administration and her doctorate degree in public health and health care administration.

She holds credentials as a Master Trainer Level 15 for Wisconsin.

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
You are eligible to enroll in this course at any time! You must finish all requirements of the course within 7 days of enrollment to earn the course's credit hours.
What if I need additional help during the course?
We are here to help in any way we can! If you have additional questions or need clarification, reach out to one of the course instructors through the contact information they provided in their bio.
Can I use any device to complete the course?
Yes! We recommend using a computer as courses may require you to download and/or complete documents which may use additional apps or technology, but all course content and videos can be viewed on any device.

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