Research shows that the rate of executive skill development increases significantly from birth to three years of age, and advances even more dramatically from three to five years of age. The rate of development slows significantly after age six, but continues steadily through age 25. The rapid rate of development during early childhood provides a critical window of opportunity for executive skill scaffolding.
The Executive Skill Lending Library provides examples of specific, developmentally appropriate ways to help young children with each executive skill.
- Adults (working with infants and toddlers)
- Social and emotional learning
- Problem solving
- Working memory
- Implementation of Conscious Discipline
- Tool for educators and parents to scaffold executive skills in infants and toddlers
- One page, single-sided
- Printed Executive Skill Lending Library for Infants and Toddlers
- Response to Intervention and Conscious Discipline
- Feeling Faces: Happy, Sad, Angry, Scared
- Five Steps to Self-Regulation Icons