“Self-regulation is the act of managing thoughts and feelings to enable goal-directed actions.” It’s a set of skills we begin working on right after birth and continue refining through adulthood. Self-regulation is an important goal for infants and toddlers as it enables them to shift the focus of their attention, soothe themselves, adjust their behavior, and seek help from others when it’s needed.


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Reading Babies' Cues: Resource from CSEFEL

image of page from CSEFEL resourceVery young children communicate their needs and feelings in ways that sometimes make it difficult for their caretakers to understand them. Parents can’t read minds, but they can learn to read their child’s cues and respond accordingly to their child’s emotions and needs. This resource from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early…

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The Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University is an excellent resource for information on many aspects of early childhood. In a recent video, entitled “Play in Early Childhood: The Role of Play in Any Setting,” the creators address the science behind “three core principles that can guide what society needs to do to help children and families…

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Early Start Online Registration

Registration for Early Start Online Winter session is now closed. To view the Catalog to discover what courses will be offered in the Spring, click here.

ESPS 2020 News

Save the Dates! Early Start Partners Symposium

May 4-5, 2020
Bahia Resort Hotel
San Diego, CA
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Need Local Resources for Families?

The Central Directory of Early Start Resources is now online. CLICK HERE to visit the Directory website, or visit the following URL: https://www.ceitan-earlystart.org/central-directory/

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