Your child's social & emotional well-being
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the way children become aware of, manage and appropriately express their emotions; make and meet personal goals; develop positive relationships; make good decisions; and become good citizens.
Illinois was among one of the first states to to adopt SEL standards for all Illinois school-aged children. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Grant to Integrate Schools and Mental Health Systems, the I-KAN Regional Office of Education and the Life Education Committee of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties developed brochures to help parents understand these standards and the stages of social and emotional development of their children
One brochure provides an overview from birth to late adolescence. The remaining five provide more detailed information by age including developmental milestones parents should expect from birth to five years of age; kindergarten through third grade; fourth through sixth grade; seventh through eighth grade; and ninth through grade twelve.