STEP 2 Social / Emotional Connection

Research has shown that the biggest indicator of success later in life both academically and in the work force is a person’s ability to be socially and emotionally aware of themselves and others. These neurological patterns of social and emotional connectivity start the minute we are born. Our brains are wired for connection to others. Creating strong social and emotional connection at the preschool age is paramount for success later in life. To be connected to others, we must also be connected to ourselves and mindful of how our behaviors impact us at a personal level and our connections with others. Being able to self-regulate our emotions is an incredibly powerful tool for life success. At The Learning Academy, we structure our play and activities to promote meaningful connection and conversation around developing social and emotional skills.