9 Social Emotional Development in Early Childhood

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Describe how preschoolers view themselves.

  2. Summarize Erikson’s stage of initiative versus guilt.

  3. Discuss the progression of social emotional development during early childhood.

  4. Explain how children develop their understanding of gender.

  5. Compare and contrast different styles of parenting.

  6. Define characteristics of high quality child care.

  7. Discuss the role of siblings and peers.

  8. Describe the types of play.

  9. Summarize the influence on social and emotional competence.

  10. Identify the effects of stress on three- to five-year olds.

In early childhood, children’s understanding of themselves and their role in the world expands greatly.