Social and emotional development in early childhood
Chapter 8 discusses evidence about children’s social and emotional development from health and psychology research in relation to early childhood practice. The authors maintain that early childhood is a critical window for children’s social and emotional development and a time where children learn about social cues and use prosocial behaviours to develop positive relationships with peers and adults. Risk and protective factors for children’s social and emotional development are presented along with an argument about the importance of the educator’s role.
Early childhood education, Social development, Emotional development
Early Childhood Education
Blewitt, Claire; Skouteris, Helen; Bergmeier, Heidi; and O'Connor, Amanda, "Social and emotional development in early childhood" (2020). Strong Foundations. 8.