University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Childcare and Youth Training
and Technical Assistance Project (CYTTAP)

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The Lessons

Enhancing 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 your 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!

Building Positive Relationships with Infants & Toddlers 1

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How do you form close and secure relationships with the children you care for and their families? Do you provide experience’s for children to express their emotions in appropriate ways? Come explore your environment and learn more about ways to support young children's healthy social and emotional growth and development.

Building Positive Relationships with Infants & Toddlers 2

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How do infants and toddlers develop emotionally? Emotional relationships play a critical role in their development. Learn how to interact with infants and toddlers to form a lasting relationship that all children need. Check out the following lesson to learn more about ways to support young children's social and emotional growth and development.

Responsive Routines and Environments

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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).