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Is preschool essential for all students to learn social and emotional skills? Should teachers be directly teaching this type of curriculum?
The debate on making preschool centers public has been frequently discussed in recent years. Researchers have found that preschool enhances students' academic achievement and social competence. Teacher interaction with students also develops appropriate social skills. Social and Emotional Learning curriculum has been implemented in several schools across the country. This curriculum consists of lessons that directly teach appropriate social and emotional skills such as emotional regulation, calming techniques, appropriate interactions, and conversational skills. The question inquires as to whether or not pre-kindergarten placements are essential for building a foundation for these young students during their early childhood years.