Early Childhood Social Emotional Development
1. ≈ 90% of the brain develops by age 5; the earlier we focus on social emotional development of children, the better the academic and societal outcome.
Parents and teachers are not on the same page!
- 60% of parents defined learning readiness as a child’s ability to know their A,B,C’s and 1,2,3’s. Only 10% of teachers define this as learning readiness.
- Over 75% of teachers define social emotional skills as key to learning readiness.
2. Over 33% of children starting school are not ready to learn.
- a. Expulsion rate for children under age 5 is 3x-4x higher than K-12.
- b. Over 40% of children of parents with high school or lower education levels do not attend preschool.
3. Early childhood educational systems lack appropriate and modern tools to support social emotional development and learning readiness of children.