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    Emotion is our first language

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    Children communicate through expressions of emotion, which is our first language universally. Knowing one’s own and others’ emotions, as well as regulating them, is what is known as emotional competence or, in common parlance, emotional intelligence. Caregivers and early childhood educators are crucial in promoting the growth of these skills.

    So begins the latest blog by Beginnings School Founder Dr. Donna Housman on the SpringerOpen Blog, a blog about the best research and best practices with open access.

    In the piece, Dr. Housman remarks on the need to provide quality early childhood intervention and prevention programs that specifically promote the development of emotional competence on the path from co-regulation toward self-regulation for children’s long-term success, mental health and well-being.

    As Dr. Housman points out, the opportunity for effective evidence-based early childhood education has never been more pronounced.

    Read more of her piece on SpringerOpen Blog.