Children, Youth, Families & Schools, Nebraska Center for Research on


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University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, 2011


Copyright 2011 University of Nebraska–Lincoln


This program provides information to help adults build positive, nurturing, responsible, and dependable relationships with the infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in their care.

Objectives: After completing this lesson, you will (1) have learned strategies to promote children’s social emotional development, (2) be able to identify strategies that can be used to build positive relationships with children, (3) understand how to encourage children’s positive social behaviors, and (4) have a better understanding of the importance of building relationships with the child(ren) in your care.