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Early Childhood Critical for Key SEL Skills

Education World – Jim Paterson

“There are two phrases that have cropped up a lot over the last decade or so in education circles: “early childhood development” and “social emotional learning” (SEL). Now, increasingly, they are becoming part of the same conversation. The Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning reported on the connection between the two this way: Research has clearly shown that children’s emotional and behavioral adjustment is important for their chances of early school success, yet the emphasis on cognitive and academic preparedness often overshadows the importance of children’s social-emotional development,” a team of researchers reported.”(more)

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