Social Emotional Supports
What is social-emotional in early childhood?
Social and emotional development in the early years, also referred to as early childhood mental health, refers to children's emerging capacity to: Experience, regulate and express a range of emotions. Develop close, satisfying relationships with other children and adults. Actively explore their environment and learn.
The Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children (NRPVYC) created a video and companion guide to learn more about Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Services in Nebraska.
The Lincoln Early Childhood Network (LECN) – Access to Quality Child Care Work Group serves as the Rooted in Relationship Stakeholder Team for Pyramid Project work in Lincoln. The LECN, a subgroup of Prosper Lincoln, serves as the backbone for the Access to Quality Child Care Work Group. The Access to Quality Child Care Work Group is co-facilitated by Prudence Devney and Travis Manley. Tracy Gordon (Executive Director, Nebraska AEYC) serves as the Rooted in Relationships Lancaster community coordinator, and Nebraska AEYC serves as the fiscal agent. Additionally, Christen Million (Rooted in Relationships), supports this work group.
This group assembled Social Emotional backpacks and distributed to early childhood programs to be used to support children.
Individual that attended the Social Emotional ELG, were invited to a 1 hour additional social emotional training. At this training, they completed a social emotional make-it-take activity. They also received a backpack with social emotional resources such as S/E books, CSEFEL resources, Feeling Faces, Tips for Challenging Behavior, Solution Kit Cue Cards, Emotion Cards, etc.
Supporting Children's Social Emotional
Rooted in Relationships is an initiative that partners with communities to implement evidence based practices that enhance the social-emotional development of children, birth through age 8. One part of this initiative supports communities as they implement the Pyramid Model, a framework of evidence-based practices that promote the social, emotional, and behavioral competence of young children, in selected family childcare homes and childcare centers. In addition, communities develop and implement a long-range plan that influences the early childhood systems of care in the community and supports the healthy social-emotional development of children. Rooted in Relationships is currently at work in eight Nebraska counties.
Supporting Your Child
Love your child and show your affection for them. ..
Encourage your child to try new things.
Give your child opportunities to play with other children their age
Show your feelings.
Establish daily routines.
Acknowledge your child's feelings.