Chapter 9

Erikson’s Psychosocial Development Theory

Virtual Lab School: Infant and Toddler Social/Emotional Development

Zero to Three Social and Emotional Development

Social and Emotional Development

Foundation: Social Understanding

Activities to Encourage Social/Emotional Development: 12-18 Months

Activities to Encourage Social/Emotional Development: 18-24 Months

Relationships: The Heart of Development and Learning

Strategies to Promote Young Children’s Pro-Social Skills

Social Relationships of Infants in Daycare

Foundations: Relationships with Peers

Reformulating Infant and Toddler Social Competence with Peers



Nurturing Sibling Relationships

Thresholds of Quality: Implications for the Social Development of Children in Center-Based Care

Autism Resources and Information:

What is ASD?

Modified Checklist for Autism with Toddlers (M-CHAT-R™)

Autism Speaks Website

Autism Speaks Video Glossary

Early Signs of Autism

Important Early Milestones

Additional Readings

Cohen, J., and others. (2005). Helping Young Children Succeed: Strategies to Promote Early Childhood Social and Emotional Development. Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures and Zero to Three.

Hyson, M. & Taylor, J.L. (2011). Caring about caring: What adults can do to promote young children’s prosocial skills. Young Children, (July 2011), 74-83. Retrieved from:

National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative: “Relationships: The Heart of Development and Learning.”

Zero to Three: Development of Social-Emotional Skills:

  • Information is divided up into three age groups: Birth-12 months, 12-24 months and 24-36 months

Zero to Three: Promoting Social-Emotional Development:

 Additional Websites

Autism Speaks:

Autism Navigator:

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning: Social and Emotional


The Center for Disease Control has a plethora of free materials for parents, health care

providers and child care providers on the subject of Autism Spectrum Disorder:

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL):

The M-CHAT test (Modified Checklist for Autism with Toddlers):