Social-Emotional Health in Early Childhood
The North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan was created to help ensure all young children in the state are healthy, safe and nurtured as well as learning and ready to succeed by 2025.
One of the ten overarching goals is to have a reliable, statewide measure of young children’s social-emotional health (SEH) and resilience at the population level. SEH includes emotional regulation, temperament, the ability to follow directions and the ability to express wishes. Because SEH predicts long-term health and economic outcomes, understanding and supporting SEH in young children is critical. Our objective was to create a national landscape of SEH screening and determine best practices to measure young children’s SEH at the population level.
Measuring and Addressing Social-Emotional Well-Being in Early Childhood
Poster by Nathaniel Neptune, Rasheca Logendran, Ellie Winslow, Emma Garman, Ainsley Buck, Sophie Hurewitz, Reed Kenny, Rushina Cholera, Michelle Franklin, Beth Gifford, KK Lam and Gillian Schmidler