Social And Emotional Development : An Important Part Of Early Childhood Essay

1376 WordsDec 5, 20166 Pages
Social and Emotional development is an important part of early childhood that schools, daycares, and even parents do not often address enough. The education system in America does not put an emphasis on social and emotional development, instead placing it on academic subjects. While academics are important, it is also critical that children learn how to regulate their emotions, and interact with other peers. All of these aspects of SED (Social and Emotional Development) can be learned throughout any stage of life, but if taught during early childhood, the process will go quicker and the effects will last longer. Halle and Darling-Churchill (2016) found that the Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) defines early social and emotional development as “the developing capacity of the child from birth through five years of age to form close and secure adult and peer relationships; experience, regulate, and express emotions in socially and culturally appropriate ways; and explore the environment and learn—all in the context of family, community, and culture” (p. 9). This means that children need to learn about their sense of self and how it relates to other people. If a child is not expressing their emotions in a healthy way, this will carry over into their adult life, possibly causing serious problems related. This paper is going to discuss, in-depth, three major topics related to early childhood SED. One is why social and emotional development
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