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Main Message:

  • Developing social and emotional skills, such as the ability to manage emotions and impulses, is just as important to children’s success as their cognitive and physical development.
  • Children’s early experiences and relationships impact their health and learning for a lifetime.
  • As educators, we have a significant role to play in supporting each aspect of a child’s healthy development by providing opportunities for social and emotional learning in the classroom and intentionally promoting strong partnerships with families.

Supporting Messages:

  • Programs that promote mental health in schools are essential to connect families to community resources that promote prevention and wellness, as well as to interventions that can effectively address behavioral health challenges.
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