Spotlight on Young Children: Social and Emotional Development
Spotlight on Young Children series
Published by: National Association for the Education of Young Ch
Imprint: The National Association for the Education of Youn
Children’s experiences and relationships during their formative years have a far-reaching impact, and early childhood professionals play a critical role in fostering the social and emotional competence children need to process and learn from these interactions. Explore how teachers can use the opportunities embedded in their classroom practices, routines, and lessons to nurture healthy behaviors in children from birth through third grade. A wide range of timely issues is covered in this collection of articles, including how to - Prevent and address aggression and bullying behaviors - Guide children to recognize and understand diverse cultural practices - Encourage children to form and sustain meaningful social interactions - Support children who have experienced trauma Using the guidance in this resource, help children develop the social and emotional skills essential to their future well-being and success.
Introduction Infants and Toddlers. The Wonder and Complexity of Infant and Toddler Peer Relationships Infants and Toddlers. Caring Relationships: The Heart of Early Brain Development Toddlers and Preschool. Culturally Appropriate Positive Guidance with Young Children Toddlers Through Third Grade. Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms Preschool. Supporting Peer Relationships and Social Competence in Inclusive Preschool Programs Preschool. Guidance Strategies to Prevent and Address Preschool Bullying Preschool Through Kindergarten. Tuning In: Strategies for Incorporating Technology into Social Skills Instruction in Preschool and Kindergarten Preschool Through Kindergarten. Three for One: Supporting Social, Emotional, and Mathematical Development in Preschool and Kindergarten Preschool Through Third Grade. Using Picture Books to Promote Social and Emotional Literacy Preschool Through Third Grade. Teaching Emotional Intelligence in Early Childhood Kindergarten. Making Peace in Kindergarten: Social and Emotional Growth for All Learners Kindergarten Through Third Grade. “I Can Do That!” Fostering Resilience in Young Children
This book is filled with opportunities to reflect on what children already know about making friends and resolving conflicts. It offers real stories and practical examples that seamlessly connect daily practice to current theory and research.
—Deborah Curtis, Toddler Teacher, Teacher Educator, and Author, Epiphany Early Learning Preschool
NAEYC has done it again! Anyone responsible for helping children navigate the increasingly complex demands of our changing world should read this fundamental resource. This expansive collection considers social and emotional development from many different aspects, always taking a child-centered, developmentally appropriate perspective—refreshing in a time when early learning has become increasingly standardized.
—Travis Wright, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Rich in content, this book is an extraordinary resource. From independent problem solving to inclusion, each article offers guidance that informs and inspires teachers, early childhood trainers, and parents.
—Nadia Jaboneta, Lead Teacher and Pedagogical Leader, Pacific Primary
With this insightful introduction to social and emotional development, educators can easily reflect on their practice and gain concrete guidance to help nurture resilient, responsible, and confident children. This is a must-read for all teachers of young children!
—Angelica Rosen, Implementation Specialist, Aperture Education
As this important topic continues to rise to the top of research and policy, the theoretical and practical information in this book offers a timely perspective and serves as a valuable resource for professionals at all levels of experience.
—Stephanie Haney, Director, University of Southern Mississippi Center for Child Development
Strong social and emotional skills are closely tied to future success. This collection discusses specific, proven classroom activities and environmental supports that enhance social and emotional learning of the highest quality.
—Kari Jo Fore, Director/Administrator, Bethel Highlands Preschool