Social and Emotional Development

Strong, positive relationships help children develop trust, empathy, compassion and a sense of right and wrong.

Starting from birth, babies learn who they are by how they are treated. Loving relationships provide young children with a sense of comfort, safety and confidence. They teach young children how to form friendships, communicate emotions and deal with challenges.

Watch how babies connect socially and emotionally to the loving caregivers in their lives, starting from birth!

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