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In their first few years of life, it is essential for young children to acquire socio-emotional skills, including but not limited to self-regulating, sharing with others and following instructions. These skills lay the foundation for developing literacy, numeracy and other cognitive abilities that are critical for success in school and in life. Healthy socio-emotional development is rooted in nurturing and responsive relationships with family members and other caregivers, including those who provide care in early learning settings. Early care and education professionals in child care and preschool classrooms are important partners in supporting social and emotional development and ensuring that the youngest learners are ready for school and on the path to success.
At Newstead Academy, we believe responsive and nurturing caregivers are essential for healthy social and emotional well-being. Your child will build confidence for life having fun with friends their age in our safe and supportive classrooms. They’ll find teachers who believe in them and give them the freedom to be themselves, try something new, and make new friends.
This part of our education plan focuses on helping each child form strong school relationships, express big feelings, practice flexibility, and grow independence.
When your family joins us, you’ll have an opportunity to complete a Learning Journey Profile with your child’s teacher. This way, we get to know you all a little better! Then, we can tailor learning to your child’s unique strengths and challenges, and help them get ready for elementary school!