1st Edition

Social and Emotional Learning for Advanced Children in Early Childhood Birth to 8

By Bronwyn MacFarlane, Ellen Honeck Copyright 2023
    136 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    136 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This book illuminates the complexities of social and emotional learning (SEL) during early childhood and provides readers with supportive tools to enhance and advance social and emotional skills among young children within their homes and classrooms.

    Affective development is critical to childhood development – this guide gives parents and educators concrete strategies to support students’ social skills, relationship development, and positive mental health. Expertly blending theory with practice, Social and Emotional Learning for Advanced Children in Early Childhood: Birth to 8 presents vital background information, real-life examples, diverse case studies, discussion questions, and action steps for implementing SEL into any early childhood environment.

    By including both what is understood about social and emotional development in early childhood as well as the proven methods and approaches for working with young children, this comprehensive guide is a must read for all adults striving to make a positive impact in early childhood development.

    1. Understanding Social and Emotional Learning in Early Childhood: Introductions and Definitions  2. Overview of Social Emotional Learning in Early Childhood  3. Characteristics and Case Studies of Very Young Children, Birth to Two Years  4. Characteristics and Case Studies of Preschool Children, Ages Three to Five Years  5. Characteristics and Case Studies of School-Age Children, Ages Six to Eight Years  6. Conclusion  Appendix A Book and Article Resources  Appendix B Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum Resources  Appendix C Organizational Resources  Appendix D Definitions of Relevant Terminology 


    Bronwyn MacFarlane, Ph.D., is Professor at Arkansas State University. She has diverse experiences teaching gifted students, leading educational programs, designing, reviewing, evaluating, and implementing differentiated early childhood curriculum for advanced learners, as well as providing inspirational professional talks for teachers, administrators, parents, and students.

    Ellen Honeck, Ph.D., is Assistant Head of School at Tessellations School in Cupertino, CA. She has been involved in the field of gifted education for over 20 years in various roles including classroom teacher, gifted specialist, administrator, adjunct professor, and Associate Director of a Gifted Education Institute. She also consults with private and public schools and districts across the United States.