School Readiness and the 5 Critical Emotional Needs

“Teachers and Child Care Providers understand that the Social-Emotional piece in the children’s lives is very important, but they need to understand that intentional experiences need to be planned to prepare the children with important skills for the future, to give them opportunities that will help them feel respected, secure, important, included and accepted.” – Greta Chacon, Family Child Care Specialist – Fairfax County, Virginia Early Head Start Program

The above quote is from the Handout from the Breakout Discussion Session “Raising Emotionally Healthy Children” at the Early Head Start/Head Start School Readiness Institute. This was held in January 2013 in Fairfax, VA (near Washington, DC)


The handout goes on to say:

The Book “How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children” by Dr. Gerald Newmark provides powerful and practical concepts with tools that enable parents, teachers and child care providers to interact with each other in emotionally healthy ways and in the process, children will learn to interact with each other in the same way.

Failure to support our children’s emotional health at home and in schools is jeopardizing the children’s future and our nation. This topic is mentioned in this book and it is called “the missing agenda” and the antidote is “The Children’s Project”, a non-profit organization that provides training and orientation to schools and organizations. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE HANDOUT

Click here to for more information about January’s School Readiness Institute

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