Supportive, responsive relationships among adults and children are an essential component to promoting healthy social emotional development. High quality environments promote positive outcomes for all children. Systematic approaches to teaching social skills can have a preventive and remedial effect.Staff will support social emotional development through designing a physical environment, and a schedule of activities that builds trust; fosters independence; encourages self-control and respect for the feelings and rights of others; and supports each child’s home language, culture, and family composition.
This policy complies with Head Start Performance Standard 45CFR Section 1304.21(a)(3) ,1304.21(c)(1), 1304.21(c)(2).It was approved by Policy Council on April 8, 1997, December 12, 2000. August 2013
Updated July 6,1999. November 15, 2000. June 2008. August 2013
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