March Topic of the Month: Peer Relationships

How can we teach social skills and provide young children with opportunities to make and maintain friendships?

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COVID-19 ADAPTATIONS

Supporting Peer Relationships During COVID-19

In this webinar, educational coaches Stephanie Adams and Caitlin Powell present strategies we can use to support peer relationships in a virtual, hybrid, or physically distanced classroom environment.

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FOCUS ON EQUITY

Supporting Friendships for All Children

Some children with disabilities need extra support to connect with peers. This podcast describes the importance of early friendships and the strategies to support children as they interact with peers.

ALL ABOUT STRENGTHENING PEER RELATIONSHIPS

Books, Activities, and Resources

Preschoolers need your help to navigate social situations, including making and maintaining friendships. Explore fun ways you can teach these social skills and find strategies you can use to help children practice peer interactions.  

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DESIGN EFFECTIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Resources for Leaders

The ECE Resource Hub is full of ideas to help you plan and provide great PD. 

We’ve devoted a section of our site to serve as a starting place for leaders. Review our resources, watch our overview video, or sign up for a 1:1 conversation with one of our experts.

The ECE Resource Hub is created by the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia with funding from the Virginia Department of Education.