Social-Emotional Development

social-emotional-skillsBy Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director

We all know that social and emotional skills are an important part of a child’s development. That is why in our classrooms we spend time building relationships with our preschoolers. We work with children on making and sustaining friendships with other children, working through challenging behaviors, and developing their own sense of self in those relationships. 

Research has shown that a preschooler’s emotional development is also important. We understand that we need to plan for and support this area just as we would any other development area, such as academics. Along with building relationships with children and getting to know them and their families, we want to create nurturing environments that are predictable and responsive. Creating an environment that promotes a positive approach to learning, and thoughtfully responding to children’s needs and helping them problem-solve, are daily occurrences in our classrooms.  

Click here for more information on ways you can support your child’s social and emotional development at home.

We have experienced so much giving in the Preschool. Everyone has been generous: giving to our coat drive (we donated over 50 coats!), cooking for our Thanksgiving Luncheon, and donating books to our classrooms from the Scholastic Book Fair. We are grateful for your support of our School!

Friday, December 16th will be our monthly Big Sing, as well as our classroom holiday parties. Information from your individual classrooms will be coming soon.