Social-Emotional Development

Social/emotional development includes learning to: identify and understand one’s feelings, identifying and understanding the feelings of others, express and manage strong emotions in a healthy way, develop empathy for others, and develop relationships with peers and adults.

Explore the Social/Emotional Development below.


  • Every family is different. Encourage your child to recognize and celebrate all families.

  • Sharing and turn taking is a challenging skill that young need to learn. By modeling these skills your child will begin to follow your lead and recognize when sharing materials and waiting his or her turn are the right things to do.

  • Your child needs a chance to talk about what he/she wants, and how he/she feels. To be a good learner, it's important your child learns to express needs, wants and feelings.