Infants: Birth to One Year Social/Emotional Development



This lesson is an examination of the social and emotional development of infants. Utilizing Chapter 9 of the text, Children: the Early Years by Celia Decker, this lesson explores how infants vary in temperaments, express emotions, interact with others, and form attachments. Social and emotional milestones for the first year are recorded and caregivers' responses and interventions to support healthy development are explored.

Lesson Time

Block Period
110 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Education, Child Development, and Family Services

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Identify and describe the major developmental social and emotional tasks of infants in their first year of life.
  • Analyze the hereditary and environmental effects on infant's social and emotional development.
  • List factors that support an infant's social and emotional development.
  • Analyze the characteristics and behaviors of caregivers that affect an infant's social and emotional development.

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