Spotlight on Young Children: Social and Emotional Development
About the Book
Children’s experiences and relationships during their formative years have a far-reaching impact, and early childhood professionals play a critical role in fostering the social and emotional competence children need to process and learn from these interactions. Explore how teachers can use the opportunities embedded in their classroom practices, routines, and lessons to nurture healthy behaviors in children from birth through third grade. A wide range of timely issues is covered in this collection of articles, including how to
- Prevent and address aggression and bullying behaviors
- Guide children to recognize and understand diverse cultural practices
- Encourage children to form and sustain meaningful social interactions
- Support children who have experienced trauma
Using the guidance in this resource, help children develop the social and emotional skills essential to their future well-being and success.
Rossella Procopio is editor of Books and Related Resources at NAEYC.
Holly Bohart is senior editor in Books and Related Resources at NAEYC. She formerly taught in special education early childhood programs.
With this insightful introduction to social and emotional development, educators can easily reflect on their practice and gain concrete guidance to help nurture resilient, responsible, and confident children. This is a must-read for all teachers of young children!
—Angelica Rosen, Implementation Specialist, Aperture Education
As this important topic continues to rise to the top of research and policy, the theoretical and practical information in this book offers a timely perspective and serves as a valuable resource for professionals at all levels of experience.
—Stephanie Haney, Director, University of Southern Mississippi Center for Child Development
Strong social and emotional skills are closely tied to future success. This collection discusses specific, proven classroom activities and environmental supports that enhance social and emotional learning of the highest quality.
—Kari Jo Fore, Director/Administrator, Bethel Highlands Preschool