Research demonstrates that social emotional development begins in infancy and is directly linked to school readiness.
Promoting social and emotional development is an important feature of a comprehensive early childhood program, with preschoolers’ social-emotional development corresponding to emergent literacy development. Teacher training, classroom support, and individualized interventions are needed to provide stability for young children in early education and care programs so that learning can continue.
ECA offers workshops on assessing and supporting children’s social and emotional development. We offer teachers strategies to promote successful participation and engagement of children in classroom routines, using social stories, visual supports and a behavior management approach.