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Supporting Social Skill Development in Young Children


Effective social skills are critical to maintaining healthy relationships. Some of the core social skills we possess are formed in the early childhood years, and positive interactions with our caregivers can greatly shape the outcome of our social behavior in the long-term.  This class explains the typical milestones of social development, the origins of some influential theories on social development, and ways that teachers and caregivers can support healthy social skills.

Clock Hours: 1

As a result of this class, participants will be able to:

  • recognize attributes and milestones of social development in early childhood
  • acknowledge three theories of social development
  • identify techniques to support social skill development in young children
Clock Hours

1 Hour

CDA Competencies

Goal III. To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance

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