Warm and Responsive Style

Teachers with a warm and responsive style in the classroom can make the children feel safe, supporting their social, emotional, and cognitive skills and general well-being.

Professional Learning Resources

This section includes professional learning resources that can help practitioners deepen their understanding of quality for this topic.

CIRCLE Infant and Toddler Teacher Training – Connect with Me: Promoting Social and Emotional Development
Online Course

Connect with Me is a five-part series of courses designed to provide teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers with the skills and knowledge to support social and emotional development. Participants will learn about social-emotional milestones, theories, and long-term outcomes through video segments, expert interviews, and research-based resources. (10 hours)

Age(s): Infant, Toddler
Promoting Social-Emotional Development: The Preschool Teacher

A warm and responsive style supports children’s social, emotional, cognitive, academic, and physical well-being. Preschoolers develop positive social and emotional skills as a result of the close relationships they have with family members and teachers. This lesson highlights the significance of being a responsive preschool teacher.

Age(s): Preschool
Responsive Caregiving as an Effective Practice to Support Children’s Social and Emotional Development

This webinar from Head Start/ECLKC will help teachers understand why having healthy relationships early in life is beneficial for children. The webinar gives ideas on how practitioners can engage in responsive caregiving.

Age(s): Infant, Toddler
Texas Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Guidelines Training – Early Social and Emotional Development
Online Course

Caregivers can support young children in their ability to modulate their behavior and emotional expression by having realistic expectations and helping children develop self-regulation skills. This course discusses how teachers can promote self-regulation, practice appropriate transitions, and be responsive in stressful situations. (2 hours)

Age(s): Infant, Toddler