Social/Emotional Development

Quality interactions promote healthy social and emotional development. As teachers of very young children, we aim to exhibit prosocial behaviors in our exchanges with the children, parents, and other staff. Depending on the child’s age and ability, we as caregivers scaffold passive and active socialization techniques. We also offer many activities in which the central aim is for children to practice interpersonal interactions. These opportunities can be found during throughout the day, whether in our Morning Circle with a game about sharing, or simply at the lunch table when eating all together.