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Social-Emotional Learning and Cultural and Linguistic Needs

Children develop very quickly in the first few years of their lives. View Milestone Moments to see what skills to look for from two months to five years of age. 

Help your child be ready for school! 

Support your child’s social, emotional, and language development from an early age. 

Tips to develop social and language skills

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  Here are three tips to help your infant (0-12 months) develop social and language skills
  1. Let your infant watch other children playing.
  2. Smile and respond when your infant makes sounds.
  3. Copy the sounds and faces that your baby makes.

For more ideas, view Infant Social-Emotional Development Tips or Growing Independence.

  Here are three tips to help your toddler (1-2 years) develop social and language skills
  1. Talk to your child about how they are feeling.
  2. Help your child name their feelings.
  3. Use simple one- to two-step directions.

For more ideas, view Toddler Social and Emotional Development Tips or What You Can Do.

  Here are three tips to help your preschooler (3-5 years) develop social and language skills
  1. Give specific compliments.
  2. Develop regular routines so that your child knows what to expect.
  3. Role play positive ways to solve problems.

For more ideas, view Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home or Big Jobs (English) (Spanish).

What are ways to advocate for a high-quality early childhood experience for your child?

 

What are other early childhood educational options available?

YoungStar is Wisconsin's child care quality rating and improvement system. It provides parents with the tools and information they need to raise happy, healthy kids. And it helps preschools, home-based programs, learning centers, and other child care providers give children safe, nurturing places to grow.

Contacts

MPS/MKE Early Childhood 1,825 Initiative


Social-Emotional Learning
and Cultural and Linguistic Needs
Group Facilitator:

Kim Merath
Department of Specialized Services

Phone: 414-475-8094

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