Learn how music benefits children’s cognitive and social development. Hear strategies for enhancing this development through music.
Find out how music can support infants’ and toddlers’ learning in all domains. Learn how adults can adapt songs to fit children’s age and development.
Integration Checklist: Including Children with Significant Disabilities in Head Start
Tools for Rules: Using Practice-Based Coaching to Help Teachers Establish and Teach Behavior Expectations
Explore ways that coaches can help teachers establish classroom rules and behavior expectations.
The Pyramid Model for Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Young Children Fact Sheet
The following fact sheet may serve as a guide for early care teachers and administrators when assembling resources to promote the social and emotional well being of children in classrooms, programs and communities.
Everyday Ideas for Increasing Children's Opportunities to Practice Social Skills and Emotional Competencies
The ideas and strategies outlined below are available in a variety of formats. They include Twitter postings ("tweets"), classroom activities, and supplemental materials that can be sent home for families to do at home.
The What Works Brief is a continuing series of easy-to-read, "how to" information packets on a variety early learning practices. Program managers and in-service providers may find this resource useful in meeting professional development needs. This brief discusses children’s emotional literacy and illustrates practical intervention strategies for early childhood settings and home environments
Explore social and emotional curricula research. Review guidance on the implementation of the curricula in preschool classrooms.
Young children experience many transitions. These transitions can range from the small ones throughout the day to the larger ones that are more life-changing. While transitions can be stressful, they can also provide meaningful learning opportunities for young children. In this issue of Strong Foundations in Mental Health for Social and Emotional Well-Being, find resources that support smooth transitions for children and the adults who care for them.