Early Learning Resources

Social Emotional Development

From birth, children are developing their social emotional skills and learning how to respond to the world around them.  The resources below support early educators in helping children build resilience, self-regulation, and other skills to help them successfully learn about and manage their feelings.

Age-By-Age Guide to Helping Kids Manage Emotions

When we teach kids to identify their emotions, we give them a framework that helps explain how they feel, which makes it easier for them to deal with those emotions in a socially appropriate way. What’s more, the emotions that children experience vary depending on their age. Take a look at this set of ready-to-share infographics we have designed, inspired by this original article from the Gottman Institute “An-Age-by-Age Guide to Helping Kids Manage Emotions.”

從這裡點擊 – 幫助孩子管理情緒的年齡指南

Managing Challenging Behavior

Inclusion Matters, a Podcast by the Center for Inclusive Child Care: If you’re looking for assistance with challenging behaviors (particularly during transition times), listen to two of their podcast episodes:

The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)

Check out their handy and clear infographics with strategies to support children with stress and challenging behaviors, such as these listed below! These are great images to print out for both family and program use!

  • Help Us Have a Good Day! Positive Strategies for Families (English and Spanish)
  • Help Us Calm Down: Strategies for Children (English and Spanish)

Parenting Translator by Dr. Cara Goodwin

Check out child psychologist Dr. Cara Goodwin’s blog focused on “translating recent scientific research into information that parents can use”. Take 5 minutes to check out her piece on Emotion Coaching, where Dr. Goodwin provides a series of 5 short steps to help young children with emotional support and regulation.

QSLA is proud of the many resources available on our website and hope they support your program and your family. If you are interested in sharing any of our QSLA created resources with your communities or on your website, social media or other platforms, please give QSLA credit by tagging us on Facebook @QualityStartLosAngeles or Twitter @QualityStartLA or sharing the link to our website for the resource.