Preschool Lesson Plans: Social, Emotional Skills

Childcare facilities and preschools play a critical role in children’s early development, and unfortunately this past year, they weren’t immune to COVID-19’s shutdowns and restrictions. While schools have been opening up and we hope for brighter day ahead, young children continue to adapt to a world of change. 

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is one organization helping to make this adjustment as easy as possible. As a five-year project coming out of Vanderbilt University, their mission is to promote the social and emotional outcomes of young children by creating researched lesson plans and resources. 

As part of these activities, the CSEFEL has developed “training modules” to help early childhood educators promote children’s social, emotional development and address challenging behavior and mental health needs. In total, there are 5 modules, each including an English and Spanish version presentation, handouts, and presenter script: 

  • MODULE 1: Promoting Children's Success: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments
  • MODULE 2: Social-Emotional Teaching Strategies 
  • MODULE 3a: Individualized Intensive Interventions: Determining the Meaning of Challenging Behavior
  • MODULE 3b: Individualized Intensive Interventions: Developing a Behavior Support Plan
    MODULE 4: Leadership Strategies for Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Development and Addressing Challenging Behavior

These free modules include any and everything you would need to implement a social, emotional development lesson plan inside your classroom or even your living room. To see all 5 modules and to get more info on the CSEFEL, visit here