Fostering Core Skills

Explore what children’s Core Skills look like and how you can support their development with your everyday interactions

Our Commitment

Our goal is to provide materials and guidance to early childhood professionals, so they may support each and every child’s learning. We are committed to gathering and creating resources that represent educators, children, and families who–historically and presently–are not always fully, accurately, or positively represented in the early childhood community. We are actively working to increase the visibility of children and educators of color, children with disabilities, and English language learners in our images, video examples, and written resources.



Explore how you can help young children connect with adults, engage with peers, and develop their growing sense of self.

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Explore ways you can help young children understand emotions, regulate their behavior, and grow their executive function skills.

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Explore how you can help young children develop their gross motor and fine motor skills, and foster self-care and healthy habits.

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Explore how you can foster young children’s thinking skills through play, exploration, and discovery.

Get Our Resource Guide

Includes questions and activities to guide your use of the videos, book suggestions, and activity cards featured for each of our core social-emotional skills