I think this falls under teaching social/emotional skills. We need to focus on teaching friendship skills and building a sense of community in our preschool classrooms. Empathy is also included in this so children learn to understand what impacts their behavior has on others. Teaching children to respect each other goes a long way to developing civility. This requires appropriate behavior modelled by the adults in the children's lives because children are a reflection of their environment and learn from those around them.
Early Childhood Consultant
Child Care Resource & Referral of Northeast Iowa
Exceptional Persons, Inc.
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and what we are doing in New York State here: ECAC :: Pyramid Model