Emotional Literacy

Learn teaching practices to help children develop a varied emotional vocabulary and identify feelings in themselves and others. Practice talking with families about children's emotional literacy.

Let's Talk About Music

Through music, children experience and explore concepts that help them with building capacities that range from social-emotional expression to physical development. Caregivers, parents, families and others who engage with very young children will learn the importance of adapting songs to fit the age and development of the children in their care. This podcast features interviews and resources drawn from the Office of Head Start’s Little Voices for Healthy Choices Initiative.

Choose and Use Guide for Finding Social-Emotional Programs for Parents

Head Start and Early Head Start programs are increasingly involved in efforts to assist adult family members in gaining parenting skills that can both promote positive social-emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors. In recent years, a number of formal parenting curricula have been developed and researched. We have identified five such programs with promising effects.

Sense of Identity and Belonging

The Sense of Identity and Belonging sub-domain Effective Practice Guide includes four sections of teaching practices: Know, See, Do, and Improve. Practices for home visitors are included.

Emotional Functioning

The Effective Practice Guide for the Emotional Functioning sub-domain includes four sections of teaching practices: Know, See, Do, and Improve. Practices for home visitors are included.

Relationships with Other Children

The Relationships with Other Children sub-domain Effective Practice Guide includes four sections of teaching practices: Know, See, Do, and Improve. Practices for home visitors are included.