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Emotional Literacy

Lesson 1: Emotional Literacy
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Are you ready to explore the true value of emotional literacy in supporting young children’s emotional development? Well we hope to increase you awareness of the kinds of interactions between adults and young children that support enhancing emotional competency. So what is emotional literacy? Well, check out the following lesson to learn what emotional literacy refers to in early childhood education and ways to support young children!


The following resources helps to expand your knowledge and understanding of how to support children’s social and emotional development.

The Pyramid Model focuses on the social emotional development and school readiness of young children. To learn more about the Pyramid Model, visit:

Featured Resource
TLC 1-1 Ask an Expert with Mrs. Susan Jack

About the Expert: Susan L. Jack is an early childhood consultant in private practice with over 25 years of experience in special education and early childhood. She is currently working with early childhood programs across the country to promote Program- Wide Positive Behavior Support.

UNL Publications

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension publications offer peer-reviewed, research based information in a range of topics including early childhood education. Written by specialists, faculty and educators at UNL, check out the following early childhood educational publications:

Interactive Publications

Interactive Publications allow you to engage in interactive learning activities while you click and read!