Social/ Emotional

Social-emotional development refers to a child’s capacity for self-confidence, trust, and empathy as well as the capacity to develop competencies in language usage and cognitive curiosity. Strong social-emotional development is a predictor of later academic, social, and emotional success.

According to the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), social-emotional development is influenced by three main factors including biology, relationships, and environment. Biology involves the temperament of a young child and other genetic infl uences. Relationships formed with primary caregivers, family members, and others are the vehicle that drives  social-emotional development.  Environmental toxins, abuse, poverty, and community violence are all environmental factors that effect social-emotional development. Simply put, a child’s social-emotional health is affected by a range of different factors.

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