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In this module, students will consider the importance of fostering social and emotional skills (e.g., emotion regulation, how to positively initiate and maintain interactions with others) in early childhood and beyond. Students will discuss strategies used to teach social and emotional skills which can be used by parents, teachers, or other child development professionals. Students will specifically reflect on the potential value and impact of focusing on social and emotional skills in child-targeted media, such as Sesame Street.

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social skills, emotional skills


Early Childhood Education


Potential Courses:

  • Early Social and Emotional Development
  • Lifespan Development
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Introductory Psychology

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Social-Emotional development



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