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Responsive Environments and Routines

Lesson 10: Responsive Environments & Routines, Birth to Age 5
Credit - Yes

We know that supporting children’s social and emotional development is key to school readiness and overall healthy growth and development. This lesson will introduce several evidence-based practices and resources taken from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL).


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: Michelle Rupiper is Assistant Chair and Associate Professor of Practice for Child, Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her main areas of interest are teacher education, inclusion of children with varying abilities and building a quality early childhood workforce.

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

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