The Long Term Benefits of Teaching Social Emotional Skills in Early Childhood

When children have been involved in social emotional programs in their early childhood including school environments, the benefits experienced throughout school and adult life include:

-      Positive relationships with peers

-      Active in setting personal goals

-      Better academic results

-      Positive attitude towards school

-      Graduating from University

-      Gaining higher paid employment

-      Self control

-      Managing one’s emotions

-      Building strong relationships that extend beyond the educational setting

Research shows that children with stronger social emotional skill set were less likely to experience health problems, struggle with substance abuse, or engage in criminal activity as they got older
— Can Learning Social Skills in School Pay Off Beyond the Classroom?, Mark Greenberg, Tracy Costigan, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Supporting children’s social, emotional and physical health is a long term investment.

Annabel Tannenbaum