What Brain Research Tells Us About the Social & Emotional Development of Young Children
This webinar stressed the critical role of the adult in the social and emotional development of young children. Dr. William Mosier, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Wright State University and Director of Research at the Lynda A. Cohen Center for the Study of Child Development, showed attendees how to provide an optimal environment for supporting emotional and social development. The “How to” and “Why” of developmentally appropriate practices was explored, in relationship to addressing each child’s social, emotional, and cognitive needs. Dr. Mosier also emphasized the central role of “play” as a natural medium for social, emotional, and cognitive development.