emotional wellbeing affects children's learning

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— reported by the Houston Chronicle

Besides preparing children for school by teaching them about colors, the alphabet and geometrical shapes, early childhood teachers and caregivers should also deal with the child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being.

So said Pam Schiller, an early childhood consultant and author, as she spoke Saturday to the 2,500 participants in the 20th annual Early Childhood Winter Conference.

Relationships between children and their teachers are as crucial as child’s home environment, said Schiller, who added children’s trust must be earned before trying to teach them. She said often by the time children become comfortable with their teachers, the child is advanced to another grade.

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