Early Childhood Social And Emotional Brain Development Contributes To Success In School And Life

During the first months and years of life, children's brains develop at an astonishing rate. During this period, children begin to develop not only their cognitive abilities but also social and emotional skills that will be keys to their success in school and life. When young children learn to express anger and frustration in appropriate ways, when they learn to pay attention for reasonable stretches of time, and when they are able to interact with teachers and classmates, they are at a profound advantage when they reach school.