Social Emotional Development

Child care provider sitting on the floor with four children

Infants and young children learn healthy social and emotional skills over time.

Skills like making friends, dealing with anger, managing conflict, caring for others, patience, and following the rules are qualities that grow throughout the arc of social-emotional development. Parents/caregivers help their children develop these skills by modeling them in their own relationship with the child and with others.

To learn more about your infant’s social and emotional development, visit the sites below: