SRF Program

  • Executive Functioning Online Training Module

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Integrated teaching and learning approaches.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.


    This online professional development module is provided by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University and discusses the science of executive function and self-regulation and how adults can help children build these skills.

    Detailed Costs

    Not applicable

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators.

    Program/practice descriptions and details: the module takes no more than about 90 minutes to complete, with the option to stop and resume later.

    Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.

    Tools and systems: reliable internet access and a Flash Player on the computer browser is necessary (a link is provided for download when starting the module). Note that this course's Flash Player does not work on mobile phones or tablets.

    Priority Area

    Wellbeing (social and emotional)

    Strength of Evidence

    Level 7 - Requires further research