Montessori education prepares students for the future by aiding in social and emotional development. A study published in 2015 by the American Journal of Public Health tested kindergarten-aged children for their level of social and emotional competency, and then followed up with the same children 13 to 19 years later. Results showed that those with strong social and emotional skills at kindergarten age were twice as likely to have obtained full-time jobs and college degrees as opposed to those who did not have those skills at a young age.
Montessori Aids Social and Emotional Development
“A kindergarten measure of social-emotional skills may be useful for assessing whether children are at risk for deficits in noncognitive skills later in life and, thus, help identify those in need of early intervention. These results demonstrate the relevance of noncognitive skills in development for personal and public health outcomes,” said the 2015 study.
Children begin developing their personalities alongside their social and emotional skills from the time they are born. While each personality is unique, social and emotional skills, like most other skills, can be taught. Montessori pre-schools provide lessons and opportunities for social and emotional development.
The Montessori social and emotional curriculum sets up students for long-term progress. The curriculum includes:
- Labeling children’s feelings
- Validating children’s feelings
- Thoroughly teaching children about different emotional expressions
- Modeling appropriate behaviors
- Teaching children to be a member of the classroom community
Meadow Montessori School Aids Social and Emotional Development
Our school teaches the social and emotional skills children need to be successful. Our Montessori pre-school in Richmond, Texas provides children, from ages three months to six years, a learning environment that is engaging, enlightening, and challenging. Our lead teachers are Montessori-trained and certified. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a tour of our Montessori school.
Also, you can learn more here about how early social and emotional skills provide long-term effects: