Helping young children learn to manage their emotions and behavior requires training and support. Learn how to help staff understand and address children's behaviors and create supportive learning environments.
Learn how trauma impacts children’s behavior and social and emotional well-being. Find tools to help teachers manage their own reactions. Explore ways programs can support children and families impacted by trauma.
This tip sheet provides guidance for developing an Individual Support Plan (ISP) for children who may need more intensive help with their emotions and behavior. Explore relevant regulations and resources.
In this tip sheet, find strategies to support children's healthy social and emotional development and prevent or reduce behaviors that could negatively affect their development. Explore relevant standards and resources.
Use this resource to support staff as they help infants and toddlers develop the characteristics and skills they will need for later success in school and life.
Listen to Mary Louise Hemmeter as she discusses the ELOF and social and emotional development.
Children learn best from rich, responsive social interactions with other people. These interactions allow children and adults to share attention and build bonds.Explore the importance of adults’ responsive social interactions with children. Find out how these interactions allow children and adults to share attention and build bonds.
Find out how children learn in social relationships. Explore how strong bonds with responsive, nurturing adults can support children’s social and emotional development.
This issue of Brush Up on Oral Health offers tips Head Start staff can share with parents about using a pacifier safely and weaning their child from a pacifier.
Responsive Caregiving as an Effective Practice to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development
Explore the importance of early relationships in a child’s life and research-based teaching strategies that support them.