Social and Emotional Development
Social-emotional development refers to a child’s ability to identify feelings, self-regulate and build relationships.
High-quality relationships correlate to positive outcomes for young children (Shonkoff, 2004). Brain research verifies that emotional and cognitive development are interrelated (Bell & Wolf, 2004). Young children who have strong social and emotional development are more likely to have good academic performance in future schooling (Cohen, 2005). Therefore, Mother Goose Time integrates a social-emotional component into each lesson plan.