Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Human Development & Family Science


Human Development & Family Science

First Advisor

Christi Cervantes


This capstone project focuses on the social-emotional regulation of preschoolers (3–5 years old). Many preschool children are struggling to develop social emotional skills when they first enter their preschool setting. Unfortunately, children with poor social emotional learning skills are more likely to have difficulties with peer relationships and with school adjustment, because they are not able to express or recognize emotions (Ferreira et al,. 2021). When children increase their ability to regulate behavior and emotion, they are better at recognizing their own and others’ emotions and intentions, cooperating with one another, and building relationships with peers. In order to address these issues, I created a three lesson plan about social emotional learning skills for preschoolers at Tony’s Daycare in Salinas, California.