5 Ways To Boost Social Emotional Learning At Your Center [Webinar]

In this webinar we welcomed Roxanne Thompson and Valerie Zaryczny, national presenters and content specialists from Learning Without Tears! Roxanne and Valerie dived into the 5 ways we can boost social-emotional learning in childcare centers. During this session, they explored how social-emotional learning should be a focus of both teachers and families as they help children build their readiness skills, developing the confidence they need to transition into kindergarten. The strategies from this webinar are designed to suit a wide range of children, meet them where they are, and adapt to their changing needs as they grow. These tactics acknowledge what all great educators know and what research supports: learning needs to be joyful, child friendly, and active.

🎤Our Special Guests:

Roxanne Thompson, Content Specialist and National Presenter with Learning Without Tears.

Roxanne Thompson is an occupational therapist and has practiced OT in the public schools and early intervention space, and is currently working for a private pediatric out-patient clinic. She also provides handwriting tutoring services to children in preschool through middle school and has been presenting for Learning Without Tears since 2009.

Valerie Zarycczny, Content Specialist and National Presenter with Learning Without Tears.

Valerie is a pediatric OT with experience across multiple settings including schools, clinics, early intervention, and teletherapy. She is extremely passionate about sharing strategies with teachers and other therapists to empower them to help their students. This passion became a profession when Valerie became a National Workshop Presenter for Learning Without Tears in 2011.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes from Valerie and Roxanne

  • Social-emotional learning is an integral part of education and human development.
  • We can energize learning and increase positive feelings with music and movement throughout the day. 
  • Fine motor, coloring and drawing skills are an important tool to boost self-esteem and participation in the classroom. 
  • We can build vocabulary and language skills through thoughtful connections and hands-on learning in the classroom and home. 
  • We can boost confidence in children by encouraging them to build, write letters and learn how to write their own name on their own.


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Maddie Hutchison

Maddie is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with a Master's in Early Childhood Studies. Her specialty is in Children's Rights and she is currently a Content Strategist for HiMama!