Executive Functions: Beginner’s Course for Little Learners




Meets for 30 minutes once per week for 12 weeks.

Executive functioning skills are the basis for planning, organizing, initiating, and following through with all tasks, assignments, and problems inside and outside of school. Many students who forget assignments, are disorganized, can’t complete long-term assignments, have trouble focusing, and experience difficulty with change often have weak executive functioning skills. These are the students who need to be taught explicit skills in order to become successful in school and in life after school. Simply put, executive functioning skills are necessary life skills.

It’s important to note that all kids, no matter the age, can learn improved executive functioning skills. These lessons are specifically designed with pictures, drawing, and simple wording to allow younger learners to access executive functioning materials.

Each week, we will meet live and discuss the week’s skill. Then, we will have time to work on these skills in class, and learners will be assigned “homework” that coincides with the skill we’ve learned. For example, when studying planning, learners may be assigned work that includes planning a pretend sleepover with a friend, or a tea party with their favorite toys. Assignments can vary based on learner interests and maturity levels, but all have the same goal: help each child learn to use this skill effectively and efficiently.

Printables are provided for each skill’s work. Learners are also provided with a certificate of completion.

Anticipated Course Outline

Class 1: Introduction
Class 2: Planning
Class 3: Organization
Class 4: Time Management
Class 5: Task Initation
Class 6: Working Memory
Class 7: Metacognition
Class 8: Self-Control
Class 9: Attention
Class 10: Flexibility
Class 11: Perseverance
Class 12: Conclusion


Tue Sep 4, 2pm – 2:30pm Eastern
Tue Sep 11, 2pm – 2:30pm Eastern
Tue Sep 18, 2pm – 2:30pm Eastern
Tue Sep 25, 2pm – 2:30pm Eastern
Tue Oct 2, 2pm – 2:30pm Eastern
Tue Oct 9, 2pm – 2:30pm Eastern
Tue Oct 16, 2pm – 2:30pm Eastern
Tue Oct 23, 2pm – 2:30pm Eastern
Tue Oct 30, 2pm – 2:30pm Eastern
Tue Nov 6, 2pm – 2:30pm Eastern
Tue Nov 13, 2pm – 2:30pm Eastern
Tue Nov 27, 2pm – 2:30pm Eastern