Social Emotional Health

We believe that first and foremost, young children are doing the critical work of developing their social and emotional skills. We believe these skills are never fully mastered and teachers engage with children in the joint exploration of how to communicate clearly, to identify and express emotions appropriately, to hold a positive sense of self and family, to be empathetic, to cultivate healthy relationships and build strong communities, and to help create and enjoy the rituals and celebration that bind our daily lives together.

We promote social emotional health in many ways including

  • Communication Literacy
  • Anti-Bias Education
  • Creative emotional release through art, movement, music, and sensory experiences
  • Bodily autonomy
  • Civil engagement through group decision making, voting, advocating, protesting, rule making, and restorative justice