Social and Emotional Development

Children’s social and emotional skills, such as persistence and the ability to make friends, are increasingly recognized as central to their health, happiness, and achievement in school, and eventually in the workplace, and their well-being as adults. Child Trends’ research on social-emotional learning encompasses infancy through young adulthood. We bring together experts in early childhood development, education, youth development, and more, to work together to investigate and communicate the foundational elements around social-emotional competencies and skill building.

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