In preschool, children develop the building blocks of early literacy and math—and so much more. Learning to make friends, adjust to new situations, and cooperate with others are some of the most important lessons young children learn. Just like with academic learning, the preschool years provide many opportunities to develop important social and emotional skills that will be key to children’s future success. Get Ready to Read! is here with resources to help the young learners in your life start school as confident, happy, healthy kids.
What social and emotional skills should a child be developing at age 3 or 4? In this article, you’ll review milestones for preschool social and emotional development, learn ways to promote growth in these areas, and find out what might be cause for concern.
You already know that strong preschools use well-designed, evidence-based curricula for teaching literacy and math. But did you know that there are similar high-quality programs available for preschool social and emotional learning? A new report from the Collaborative for Social, Academic, and Emotional Learning identifies proven programs and offers tips for educators.
Positive self-esteem is crucial for success in school and life, and preschool is the perfect time to begin building it. Check out this article to learn useful strategies for helping your young child develop self-esteem.
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