A HEALTHIER SOCIETY
Social and emotional learning in theearly years leads to fewer social issuesand increased community involvement.
Our smallest citizens
can change our society.
Social and emotional learning in the early years provides the basic tools required to succeed as individuals and as contributing, engaged citizens. By giving our children the social and emotional tools they need to work together, we are creating the world we want and a more equitable society for us all.
From birth, the skills we develop can have a profound impact – not just on our own lives, but on the places where we live, work, and find community. In this context, SEL skills inspire empathy and a greater interest in the world around us, as well as the role we can play in changing our society for the better.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead
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Building A Better Society
The Heart-Mind Connection
SEL & Crime Prevention
In the absence of adequate social and emotional development in the early years, research has revealed a startling connection to a number of issues in society including substance abuse, obesity, and crime. One of the longest studies in particular found that a lack of self-management skills in childhood predicted a number of factors in adolescence and adulthood, including criminal offences, child aggression, violence and wrongdoing. In each case, the likelihood of these offences has been linked to a lack of early SEL; causing many educators, social scientists, and policymakers to take notice.