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.
About the Author
Rossella Procopio is associate editor in Books and Related Resources at NAEYC. Holly Bohart is senior editor in Books and Related Resources at NAEYC. She formerly taught in special education early childhood programs.