Social Emotional Development and Young Children

two boys reading books

"Social and emotional development is important both in its own right
and because aspects of it facilitate cognitive development."
Boyd, Barnett, Bodrova, Leong and Gomby, 2005

 

What We Know | Activities | Special Needs

What We Know

Age Level

Emotional Development of Your Baby 0-2 years
Emotional Flooding: Using Empathy to Help Babies Manage Strong Emotions 0-3 years
Understanding Temperament in Infants and Toddlers (pdf) 0-3 years
Understanding Your Child’s Behavior: Reading Your Child’s Cues from Birth to Age 2 (pdf) 0-3 years
Services for Families of Infants and Toddlers Experiencing Trauma: A Research-to-Practice Brief (pdf) 0-3 years
Early Experiences Matter: Behavior and Development Series 0-3 years
Supportive Relationships and Active Skill-Building Strengthen the Foundations of Resilience 0-5 years
Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress: Foundations for Understanding Self-Regulation from an Applied Developmental Perspective (pdf) 0-5 years
Helping Your Child Cope after a Disaster (pdf) 0-5 years
Excessive Stress Disrupts the Architecture of the Developing Brain 0-5 years
Children’s Responses to Crises and Tragic Events (pdf) 0-5 years
Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships 0-5 years
What Every Child Needs For Good Mental Health 0-5 years
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) in Early Childhood Settings 0-5 years
A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning 0-8 years
Attachment: What Works? (pdf) 0-8 years
Teaching Social Skills 0-8 years
How to Help Your Child Understand Emotions 0-8 years
Promoting Optimal Development: Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Problems  (pdf) 0-18 years
Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence (pdf) 0-18 years
Strengthening Families: A Protective Factors Framework 0-18 years
Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers (pdf) 2-5 years
Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension Policies in Early Childhood Settings (pdf) 3-5 years
Are the Children Well? A Model and Recommendations for Promoting the Mental Wellness of the Nation’s Young People (pdf) 3-5 years
National Evaluation of Three Approaches to Improving Preschoolers’ Social and Emotional Competence (pdf) 3-5 years
What Could Make Less Sense than Expelling a Preschooler? (pdf) 3-5 years
Teachers’ Emotional Consistency Matters for Preschool Children (pdf) 3-5 years
Can Preschool Expulsion Be Prevented? A Growing Body of Research Says Yes! 3-5 years
Promoting Social Competence (video) 3-5 years
Helping Children Understand Routines and Classroom Schedules (pdf)
3-8 years
Helping Children Make Transitions between Activities (pdf)
3-8 years
Using Environmental Strategies to Promote Positive Social Interactions (pdf)
3-8 years
Helping Children Learn to Manage their Own Behavior (pdf)
3-8 years
Promoting Positive Peer Social Interactions (pdf)
3-8 years

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Activities

Age Level

Teaching your Child Discipline and Self-Control 0-2 years
Tips for Getting Baby to Sleep 0-3 years
Supporting Your Child’s Relationship Building Skills 0-3 years
Emotional Literacy 0-5 years
Creating Environments to Support Positive Behavior 0-5 years
Books and Tips that Promote Life Skills 0-8 years
Tips for Making Special Events Easier (i.e. dentist, holidays) 0-8 years
Practical Strategies for Teachers/Caregivers 0-8 years
Teaching Your Child To: Cooperate with Requests (pdf)
0-8 years
Toddlers and Challenging Behavior: Why They Do It and How to Respond 2-3 years
 Responding to Your Child’s Bite (pdf)
3-6 years
Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behaviors
3-6 years

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Special Needs

Age Level

Coming together around Military Families 0-3 years
Functional Behavioral Assessment 0-5 years
Addressing Challenging Behaviors 0-8 years
What Works Clearinghouse: Social Skills Training 0-8 years
Parents’ Guide to Functional Assessment (pdf) 0-8 years
What are Children Trying to Tell Us? Assessing the Function of Their Behavior (pdf) 3-5 years
The Role of Time-Out in a Comprehensive Approach for Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Preschool Children (pdf) 3-6 years
Understanding the Impact of Language Difference on Classroom Behavior (pdf)
3-8 years
Positive Behavior Support: An Individualized Approach for Addressing Challenging Behavior (pdf) 3-8 years
Developing Social Skills for Students with visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities (various videos)
3-21 years