Social and Emotional Development

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					Social and Emotional
   Development

                Presented by:
                 Rose Owens
                 Kathleen Lee
              November 17, 2011
                  Room 412
      Workshop
      Objectives:

• Participants will be able to:

1. Identify key skills of social and emotional
   development.
2. Become familiar with Good Start, Grow
   Smart standards.
3. Describe ways to support his/her child in
   his/her social and emotional development.
      Ice Breaker Activity
• Getting to Know One Another
 What is Social and Emotional
       Development?


Social and Emotional
 Development involves many
 skills and occurs
 throughout the day.
   What is Social and Emotional
          Development?
Key Skills:
• learning to interact with other people in a
  positive manner.
• forming friendships
• identifying and understanding one’s own
  feelings and express feelings appropriately.
• regulating one’s own behavior.
• developing empathy for others.
• building self confidence and self esteem.
   The preschool years have been
identified as a key period in developing
positive attitudes toward learning (and
                  life).
What are we doing at school?




• Good Start, Grow Smart Standards
  • Success For All-Curiosity Corner
  Good Start, Grow Smart Standards
      and Curiosity Corner Goals
SE 1. Children will demonstrate a positive sense of
  self.
1.1 Describe characteristics of self and others.
    Curiosity Goal: Demonstrates high self-esteem.
1.2 Demonstrate self direction by making choices among peers, activities,
    and materials.
    Curiosity Goal: Demonstrates increasing autonomy and initiative.
1.3 Demonstrate confidence by participating in most classroom activities.
    Curiosity Goal: Exhibits a positive attitude toward school.
1.4 Stand up for rights much of the time.
    Curiosity Goal: Expresses feelings appropriately.
1.5 Respond respectfully to positive and negative feedback from adults
    most of the time.
     Curiosity Goal: Demonstrates high self-esteem.
  Good Start, Grow Smart
  Standards and Curiosity
       Corner Goals
SE 2. Children demonstrate self control, respect, and responsibility.
2.1 Follow classroom rules and procedures with reminders.
   Curiosity Goal: Takes on increasing responsibility.
2.2 Use classroom materials responsibly, most of the time.
    Curiosity Goal: Takes on increasing responsibility.
2.3 Manage transitions positively when told what to expect.
   Curiosity Goal: Demonstrates increasing autonomy and initiative.
2.4 Recognize effect on others of own behavior most of the time.
   Curiosity Goal: Demonstrates pro-social behavior.
2.5 Demonstrate with adult guidance simple techniques to solve
   social problems.
   Curiosity Goal: Engages in social problem solving.
                    Good Start, Grow Smart
                    Standards and Curiosity
                         Corner Goals
SE 3. Children express feelings and show
 concern for others.
SE 3.1 Recognize own feelings and describe them some of the time.
  Curiosity Goal: Expresses feelings appropriately.
SE 3.2 Develop strategies to express strong emotion with adult
  help.
  Curiosity Goal: Demonstrates trust.
SE 3.3 Express fears and concerns to familiar adult.
  Curiosity Goal: Demonstrates trust and Interacts positively with
  adults.
SE 3.4 Show awareness and respond to feelings of others with
  adult guidance and support.
  Curiosity Goal: Demonstrates pro-social behavior.
Good Start, Grow Smart
Standards and Curiosity
     Corner Goals
SE 4. Children form healthy social relationships.
SE 4.1 Display emerging social skills of trying to take turns and talk with
   others during play.
   Curiosity Goal: Interacts with peers positively and Cooperates with
   peers.
SE 4.2 Develop friendship with one or two preferred children.
    Curiosity Goal: Interacts with peers positively and Makes friends with
   peers.
SE 4.3 Demonstrates strategies to join play group with adult support.
   Curiosity Goal: Interacts with peers positively.
SE 4.4 Participate in group life of class.
   Curiosity Goal: Exhibits a positive attitude toward school.
SE 4.5 Interact easily with familiar adults by engaging in conversations,
   responding to questions, and following directions.
   Curiosity Goal: Interacts positively with adults.
           How Can We Help?
           (parents and teachers)

• Develop dependable consistent routines (develop
                         trust)
    • Encourage your child to talk about family,
               preferences, and feelings
         • Show affection and be supportive
  • Provide play opportunities for your child with
                     other children
 • Talk to your child about sharing and taking turns
                  (practice at home)
 • Encourage your child to verbalize his/her needs
         How Can We Help?
       (parents and teachers)

• Ask your child’s opinion about real life situations
• Ask your child’s opinion about a story read aloud
     • Discuss ways to resolve conflicts and the
  importance of expressing feelings and controlling
  emotions (i.e., “I am upset with you because you
              took your baby sister’s snack.”)
• When mistakes are made, reassure him/her that
    it is alright and encourage him/her to try again
   (when you make a mistake, let your child know)
              How Can We Help?
            (parents and teachers)

• Offer plenty of activities to allow for success
 but also offer activities that can be a challenge
                    for him/her
   • Offer new and interesting experiences
• Be a good example for your child (i.e., show
  respect for property of others, use words to
                 resolve conflicts)
Remember: You are your child’s
      first teacher!
Questions or Comments
Please fill out an evaluation.
                 Resources:


• The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood-
  3rd Edition
• Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early
  Childhood Programs-3rd Edition
• Success For All-Curiosity Corner
• Good Start, Grow Smart Standards

				
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