7 Classroom Strategies to Support Emotional Development in Children [Webinar]

In this webinar, we welcomed back Prerna Richards, CEO and Founder of Together We Grow. Prerna dove into the successes for social-emotional classroom management. She showed us how we can create relationships of the heart, gave us strategies on how to connect with less, and how to manage behavior as a form of communication. Prerna also gave us the key to being a more effective educator.

🎤Our Special Guest:

Prerna Richards, CEO and Founder of Together We Grow

Prerna Richards is a coach, consultant, trainer, and international speaker. She has been in the early childhood education field for the past 35 years and started her consulting business two years ago called Together We Grow to provide professional development, coaching, and consulting for educators and individual families. Her educational philosophy is grounded in a play-based approach along with a strong social-emotional foundation. She is the winner of Susan Hargrave’s trainer of the year award from TXAEYC in 2020.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes from Prerna

  • Educators need to understand themselves and their triggers before they can set up children for success. 
  • A clear set of rules and routines help establish boundaries. 
  • Behavior is a source of information that educators need to understand before they can fix it. 
  • The key to success is to know the difference between reacting and responding to a child’s behavior. 
  • A child will seek 5 emotional needs: to be seen, heard, loved, understood, and to belong. 
  • SAIL = A child feels Safe, Accepted, and Included, will be ready to Learn.


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Ria Reive

Ria Reive in the Community Ambassador at HiMama. Prior to starting at HiMama, Ria was an Early Childhood Educator and worked 6 years in the classroom. She taught all ages but mainly preschoolers. Ria lives in Toronto with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her niece and nephew and being on the water.


  • Lynda says:

    7 stratagies for emotional support in early childcare , I would like to watch and get certificate

    • Ria Reive says:

      Hi Lynda, you can go a head and download the recording from the the blog page, all you have to do is enter your information and everything will arrive in your inbox

  • Esmeralda Garcia says:

    Good Morning! How to I download my certificate for the training that I attended for Strategies to support emotional development on November 4th. 2021?

  • Elisha Hughes says:

    Hi how do I get my certification from last weeks webinar on challenging behaviour it was really informative and has given me a lot of positive reinforcement strategies to help me with this for children who have special educational needs I am a special needs assistant and love Thursday for the webinars, thanks so much Maddie & Rhea 🤗💜🤗💜 sending love 💕 from Ireland 🇮🇪 💚🤍🧡💚🤍🧡