Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood

Image of children performing a dance at the 2017 Early Childhood Winter Conference; courtesy of HCDE Staff.

Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood: Interactions Between Age, Gender and Language Differences in A Head Start Program

Social-emotional development in early childhood supports the growth of children’s social-emotional competence. This includes their experience, expression, management of emotions, and their ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. Social-emotional skills developed during early childhood have been shown to make significant contributions to children’s continued academic success. On the other hand, low social-emotional development in early childhood is associated with serious problem behaviors in adolescence and adulthood, which can undermine academic success. This study aims to examine the differences of age, gender, and language in early childhood social-emotional development.

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