Document Type

Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Human Development & Family Science


Human Development & Family Science


Many preschool children have not yet developed the skills to regulate their emotions, one of them being their vocabulary. Due to undeveloped emotion regulation skills, children may have a hard time expressing their feelings and establishing peer-to-peer relationships. They may also have fewer social skills and challenging behaviors. When children develop these skills, they are able to understand and manage their emotions in more effective ways, build strong relationships with peers and familiar adults, and improve their overall development. In order to address this issue, I created a three-day lesson about emotion-regulation for preschoolers at the Hartnell College Child Development Center in Salinas, California.

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