Daily Separations and Reunions

Daily separations and reunions are part of the fabric of relationships. In center-based programs, they provide opportunities to develop a young child's skill at making positive transitions. 

Social and Emotional Development

The Social and Emotional domain includes Effective Practice Guides for each sub-domain. Discover teaching practices that support children’s development in all early learning settings.

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.

Social Stories

Children who have difficulties with social interactions often have trouble interpreting social situations and responding appropriately. Social Stories™, developed by Carol Gray, help children understand the events and expectations in their lives.