Training for early childhood professionals

Training for early childhood professionals

On March 4-5, 2020, we held a training session for early childhood professionals working for disadvantaged communities, families, and youngsters in the Northeast-Hungarian region.

On the first day of the session, Dr. Szilvia Gyurkó, children's rights legal expert, founder of The Hintalovon Children's Rights Foundation, conducted a training to the participants through we could gain knowledge about child protection, the domestic child protection system, and its actors. The psychology of harassment and abuse and all the related responsibilities and tasks of the professionals were also discussed in details.

During the course of addressing and resolving issues related to children, recognizing and addressing special situations, and clarifying roles and responsibilities, participants could also receive answers to child protection issues related to their work.

On the second day of the training session, Éva Szomor, a prominent expert in early childhood development, gave a presentation on the stages of childhood, the main characteristics of each stage, and then identified the age characteristics of children and then participants themselves could identify the age characteristics of children.

We also covered behavioral problems (intolerance, impulsivity, inattention, disturbing other children) of children who hadn’t have proper development of motion or faced cognitive problems. Éva showed many examples of how small steps can be used to help raise skill levels by these activities in order to improve children’s overall behavior, reducing their frustration levels and increasing their confidence.