Medical Specialties

Social-Emotional Development


The following information is provided by ZERO TO THREE ( and describes the stages of social-emotional development that young children go through and ways parents can foster healthy development.

Birth to 12 Months

12 to 24 Months

24 to 36 Months

Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood

This brief from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) outlines the risks faced by young children with social, emotional and behavioral problems, as well as barriers to eligibility, access to services, and service utilization.

Social-Emotional Development

This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of social-emotional development including attachement, stranger anxiety, emotional regulation, and Erickson's Three Stages of social-emotional development.

Internet and Website Resources

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early


Share this page: