Social and Emotional Development

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Social and emotional development is just as important to children's learning as their academic development. NAEYC's resources offer information about the latest research, ideas for classroom practice, and strategies to share with families.

Making Peace in Kindergarten

Read about one teacher's research and observations as she explores how to create a more peaceful and inclusive classroom.

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Spotlight on Young Children: Social and Emotional Development

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. 

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Young Children
March 1, 2024

Integrating the Arts into Preschool Literacy Practices

Teachers can use the Stories Make Readers model to create arts activities that increase children’s literacy engagement.

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Juli-Anna Aerila, Merja Kauppinen, Johanna Lähteelä, Mari Siipola
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Young Children
December 1, 2023

Member Spotlight: Delysia S. Riddick

Meet Delysia S. Riddick, an early childhood mental health consultant in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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