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Social-Emotional Development


Social-Emotional Development

    • Label bins or baskets with pictures of what is stored so that children can cooperate and clean up after activities.


    • Hang photos of children’s families and artwork that reflects children’s culture to send a message that children are accepted and respected.


    • A cubby or space for each child’s personal things reminds children that they belong in your program.


    • Comfortable adult seating where a child can sit on your lap fosters feelings of being cared for.


    • Create space for children to be together as a group, such as for circle time, to foster relationships.


    • Make activities accessible, for example, by adding steps so children can independently wash their hands, to help them feel capable and confident.


    • Include a cozy child sanctuary to give children a place regulate their emotions.
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