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Social Emotional: Interpersonal relationship abilities, social and emotional understanding and performance in social situations.

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  • 1. Emotional Literacy
  • by: Sari Nieminen, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Books can be powerful tools to help young children make sense of their feelings. One of the most important tasks of parenting young children is giving them the skills to identify and express their feelings. Here are some books to help children understand emotions:

  • 2. Five Emotional Needs of Children
  • by: Sari Nieminen, Vail Inclusive Preschool


    Children know whether they are being seen or listened to, or if an adult is just “faking it.” Showing sincere interest in a child’s feelings, thoughts, activities, and spending time with them one-on-one, lets them know they are important and valued. When emotional needs are consistently...Read More...

  • 3. The Terrible Twos
  • by: Sari Nieminen, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    The terrible twos is a normal developmental stage marked by tantrums, defiant behavior, frustration and a “no” phase. The term “terrible twos” can be misleading, however, because tantrums can last well into the third year of life. During this time, your child may act very differently...Read More...

  • 4. What is Self-Regulation and Why is it Important?
  • by: Sari Nieminen, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Self-regulation requires a child to develop the ability to manage his emotions and control bodily functions as well as maintain focus and attention. Self-regulation is grouped with behavior, emotional and social development – all areas that affect a child’s ability to learn. 

    Teachers use intentional planning in their classrooms...



  • 1. Pathways of Arizona
  • by: Chivonne Pierotti, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    About Pathways: Pathways of Arizona serves children, families, and adults across Arizona. They are a community leader in behavioral health care, delivering high quality, accessible services through innovation and effective collaboration. Serving Arizona since 1997, a dedicated team specializes in bringing a full spectrum of behavioral



  • 1. CARD, Center For Autism and Related Disorders
  • by: Chivonne Pierotti, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    CARD, Center For Autism & Related Disorders https://www.centerforautism.com/

    The world’s largest autism treatment provider. They provide resources to assist families with understanding autism spectrum disorder

    1200 N El Dorado Pl G700, Tucson, AZ 85715

    (520) 526-0050

  • 2. Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitation Services Cubs Adaptive Recreation
  • by: Chivonne Pierotti, Vail Inclusive Preschool


    Athletes will learn the fundamental skills of each sport with a coach leading the practices and a physical therapist present to adapt the sport. They rely on volunteers and aim to have one-on-one support for each athlete. There are sports available for all...Read More...

  • 3. Helpful Articles for Helping Children With Anxiety
  • by: Chivonne Pierotti, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Here are helpful articles for parents helping their child(ren) with anxiety they may feel when separating from their parent or caregiver:



  • 4. Helpful Parent Resources
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  • 5. Helpful Resource for Parents
  • by: Lannie Heidingsfelder, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Here is a helpful resource I have found for parents of children with disabilities.


    Services that are offered include: 

    • Assistance and support at all ages and stages of your child's development from birth to age 26.

      ...

  • 6. Hopebridge
  • by: Chivonne Pierotti, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    New Tucson East Autism Therapy Center: Hopebridge uses a center-based therapy program focused on providing early intensive behavioral intervention from 15 months to 7 years of age to introduce children to new environments and experiences. 

    Hopebridge, Autism Therapy Centers https://www.hopebridge.com/

    9302 E. 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ...

  • 7. Parent Friendly Website
  • by: Chivonne Pierotti, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    If you are concerned with your child’s development you can take a two-minute screening questionnaire. There are nice resources on this website about Autism as well. 


  • 8. Screen Time
  • by: Sari Nieminen, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Too much screen time may impact children’s brains, learning and detract them from using their communication skills. Please see the following recommendations for screen time by the American Academy of Pediatrics.



  • 9. Social Skills Development
  • by: Sari Nieminen, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Social skills are essential in enabling children to have and maintain positive interactions with others. Sometimes social interactions do not run smoothly with young developing children. Fortunately, social skills can be taught! It is never too soon to start showing children how to get along with...Read More...

  • 10. Woodbine House - Helpful Website
  • by: Sari Nieminen, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    The word disability can sometimes be confusing to a child. Literature helps children understand real-life situations in their own language. Here are some books you may find helpful when talking to your child:




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