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Social and Emotional Development
During the School-Age Years

2.5 Hours in Child Growth, Development and Learning

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Introduction

Why do you think it is so important for us to “teach” children social emotional skills? These are some of the skills that we know that children need in order to be more successful and to prevent challenging behavior—not only in early care and education settings, but also in future educational settings. While we tend to be very thoughtful and intentional about teaching literacy, cognitive, and other skills, we need to be just as intentional about teaching social emotional skills.

What happens when children don’t have these skills? Think about children in your child care setting who don’t have these skills. What have you noticed about these children? How do we help children learn these social emotional skills? We “teach” them!

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify activities to support social-emotional
    development.

  • Identify from a scenario how to problem solve
    conflict among the children in care.

  • Learn social behaviors at the various stages of
    development.