Children learn to make sense of their own selves in relation to the world around them. Successful personal, social and emotional development gives children the best opportunity for success in other areas of learning and living.
We cannot assume that social and emotional competence will develop naturally as children mature.
Children need to be provided with opportunities to develop self awareness and self-management skills for their personal well-being; develop social awareness and manage relationships for their social well-being; make responsible decisions and act on them.
Many opportunities for guiding children towards self and social awareness will arise naturally through the daily activities such as during arrival, snack and pay time where interactions take place.