Social and Emotional Development Research Background

53131238?profile=originalResearch shows that improving social-emotional skills at an early age leads to positive outcomes for children later in life. This research is the topic of a handout published by the US Department of Education called “Social and Emotional Development Research Background.” This resource is part of the national “Talk, Read, and Sing!” campaign, and was developed along with the US Department of Health and Human Services and Too Small to Fail in order to provide parents and professionals the information and tools they need to support healthy social-emotional development in young children. Take a look at the resource below to find out more about the research on why social-emotional development is so important.

For more information and resources from the “Talk, Read, and Sing!” campaign, visit

The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, CLICK HERE.

This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:

  • Core Knowledge (CK):
    • CK2: The role of primary social and emotional relationships as the foundation for early learning.
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