Stages of Social and Emotional Development in Infants



This lesson familiarizes child care providers with social and emotional developmental milestones for infants, as well as the definition of child development, the key to social and emotional development, the definition of temperament, and typical developmental milestones. This lesson also discusses how child care providers can help infants develop socially and emotionally, identify developmental delays, and communicate concerns about possible delays to parents.


RECALL key definitions pertaining to social and emotional development and developmental delay.

IDENTIFY social and emotional development skills of infants.

RECALL activities that encourage social and emotional development.

IDENTIFY indicators of developmental delays.

RECALL general guidelines for communicating with families regarding developmental delays.