A Preschool Pilot Study of "Connecting with Others: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence"
Early Childhood Education Journal
Short Title: Early Childhood Education Journal
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2011/06/01/
Pages: 143 - 148
Sources ID: 90301
Notes: Accession Number: EJ923326; Acquisition Information: Springer. 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax: 212-348-4505; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.springerlink.com; Language: English; Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Reference Count: 32; Journal Code: APR2018; Level of Availability: Not available from ERIC; Publication Type: Academic Journal; Publication Type: Report; Entry Date: 2011
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Social-emotional learning in early childhood sets the stage for students' future behaviors in schools. The current study examined the effects of a social-emotional skills curriculum on the behavior of students in an early childhood program. The children received instruction in social and emotional skills using the "Connecting with Others: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence" program. Pre-test and post-test scores for the BASC-2 Rating Scale and the Connecting with Others Rating Scale were used to determine if the children demonstrated progress in their behaviors by the end of the intervention. The results indicated that the social skills curriculum "Connecting with Others: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence" was associated with positive changes in the children's behaviors.