Social-emotional skills are essential in the healthy development of preschool children. In this course, you will learn about social-emotional milestones and what to do if you have concerns about a child’s social-emotional development. This course will also address the impact high-quality environments have on social-emotional development, as well as the role you play as a responsive, nurturing preschool teacher.

Social-Emotional Development: An Introduction

  • This lesson provides an introduction to social-emotional development during the preschool years. A key learning point is the significance of social-emotional skills for children’s overall development and learning.

Social-Emotional Development: Preschool Children

  • This lesson will help you understand how children develop social-emotional skills during the preschool years. You will learn about social-emotional milestones and what to do if you are concerned about a child’s development.

Promoting Social-Emotional Development: High-Quality Environments

  • High-quality environments can support children’s social-emotional development and learning. This lesson describes how your preschool classroom environment can create meaningful opportunities for children’s social-emotional growth.

Promoting Social-Emotional Development: Experiences and Activities

  • It is essential to provide a variety of experiences to support children’s social-emotional skills and development. This lesson describes how you can create developmentally appropriate experiences that engage children in meaningful interactions to promote learning and growth.

Promoting Social-Emotional Development: The Preschool Teacher

  • This lesson highlights the significance of being a responsive preschool teacher and provides insights on how to promote social-emotional competence in your workplace when engaging with children, families, and colleagues. A key learning point is the importance of self-reflection and collaborative, supportive relationships.