The purpose of this paper is to provide professionals, working with infants/young children and their families, with common messages focused on early social-emotional development which contributes to positive mental health and well-being. Download the Social-Emotional Development in the Early Years: A Common Message Paper (2nd Ed.).
A shared understanding of the experiences, resources and protective factors that foster healthy social-emotional development strengthens our collective ability to:
The 8 areas of focus and their related messages can be used to:
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Summary fact sheet: The 8 Areas of Focus
The EYMHC has developed a brief overview for each of the eight areas of focus, highlighting learning and talking points as well as linking to specific resources that can be shared with colleagues and/or families.