: This article reports on a research brief released by Penn State University on the importance of SEL in a child's first three years of life. These years are very critical from a brain development standpoint and this is the time that a good foundation can be laid for a child's social-emotional development. The brief presents several key findings relative to early childhood development.Source:
RA Thompson, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University, April 11, 2018 Description:
"The first three years of a child's life are one of the most critical phases of brain development. In these early years, infants' brains are developing more than one million neural connections every second. Parents and caregivers play a key role in creating the foundation for a young child's social and emotional development. They can help a child learn to make secure attachments to adults, begin to experience a wide range of emotions, and learn to understand the emotions and intentions of others." Read the full article and download the brief here!