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A Preschool Pilot Study of "Connecting with Others: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence"
Early Childhood Education Journal
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2011
Pages: 143 - 148
Source ID: shanti-sources-90301
Abstract: 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.