Relate skills include building and maintaining relationships, problem-solving with others, and developing empathy and confidence. When children feel safe, valued, and connected to adults and peers, they can fully engage in learning in any setting.

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Topic by Topic

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

Learn how responsive relationships help children learn and grow across all areas of development.

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Peer Relationships

As adults, we can help children to begin making connections and developing friendships.

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Problem Solving With Others

Learn how to empower children to solve problems and take another child’s perspective.

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Fostering Empathy

Help children consider the abilities, needs, feelings, and perspectives of others.

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Promoting Self-Confidence

Explore ways you can give children opportunities to try new things and take on meaningful responsibilities.

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Developing Sense of Self

Help children develop a positive sense of self through a nurturing, and supportive environment.