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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Young Children’s Mental Health: What Is Essential?
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/mental-essential/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La salud mental de los niños pequeños. puntos esenciales
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/mental-essential-sp/
Polish Version: Zdrowie psychiczne małych dzieci: Co jest jego podstawą?
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/mental-essential-pol/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Child Development
Family Life
Mental Health
Toddlers
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PARENTING AND FAMILY LIFE
Goals: 24. Promote and enhance health and well-being through the use of effective communication and decision-making skills.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
Learning Standards: 24.A. Demonstrate procedures for communicating in positive ways, resolving differences, and preventing conflict.
30.A. Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
Benchmarks: 30.A.ECa. Recognize and label basic emotions.
30.A.ECc. Express feelings that are appropriate to the situation.
Domains: Developmental Domain 1: Social & Emotional Development
Subdomain: Attachment Relationships
Self-Concept