You Can’t Come to my Birthday Party: Navigating Friendship

Friendship is often underrated considering the tremendous impact it has on our well-being. The ability to make connections is something that is frequently overlooked as a positive developmental influence. We don’t always realize how attached young children are to their friends. Participants will learn about the importance of developing connections and explore ways to encourage positive friendships.


  • Carrie Becker

    Early Childhood Specialist

    Carrie Becker

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    You Can't Come To My Birthday Party
    • Introduction to Carrie
    • Introduction
    • Objectives
  • 2
    What is Friendship?
    • What is Friendship?
    • What does it mean to be a friend?
    • Why is it Important?
    • Building Positive Relationships
    • Building Friendships in Preschool From: Highscope
    • Connection vs Rejection
    • Reject Official Trailer
    • You Can't Say You Can't Play
    • You Can't Say You Can't Play Rule
    • Relational Aggression
    • What can you do?
  • 3
    Developing Classroom Resources
    • Building Connections in Your Classroom
    • Vivian Paley
    • Conflict Resolution Cards
    • Friendship Rubric
    • Create a Game
    • Transforming Early Childhood Education
  • 4
    Final Quiz and Course Feedback
    • Quiz
    • Course Feedback