Social and Emotional Development
Social and emotional development refers to the skills necessary to foster secure attachment with adults and maintain healthy relationships. These skills also help to regulate one's behavior and emotions and develop a healthy concept of personal identity. Positive social and emotional development provides a critical foundation for lifelong development and learning.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) promotes the social-emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL disseminates research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country. The center was formerly funded by the Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care.
- Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children
- Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
- Positive Solutions for Families
Last Reviewed: December 2016
Last Updated: December 2, 2016