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Tier 1 includes universal promotion/supports for all children through nurturing and responsive relationships and high-quality environments. At the universal level, we include the practices needed to ensure the promotion of the social development of all children.

Nurturing and responsive relationships include:
  • Engaging in supportive, responsive and positive interactions with children.
  • Establishing constructive relationships with families and team members in the collaborative support of the children’s social-emotional competence.
High-quality supportive environments include:
  • Providing positive descriptive feedback.
  • Promoting child engagement through developmentally appropriate learning opportunities.
  • Teaching rules and expectations.
  • Supporting families to use practices to support social-emotional learning.
  • Promoting inclusive early care and education environments.
  • Designing developmentally appropriate physical environments.
  • Intentionally teaching social-emotional skills.