Sense of Self & Relationships refers to the social and emotional development children go through during which they begin to understand who they are, what they are feeling, and what to expect when interacting with others. Within this Domain of Development, children learn confidence and empathy, they grow their self-concept, develop meaningful, lasting relationships, and they learn how to manage their emotions.


Developing their sense of self and the ability to engage in relationships includes these skills:

Emotional and Behavioral Skills

  • Relating to others
  • Developing a growing self-concept
  • Mastering self-regulation
  • Expressing feelings, wants and needs


Social Interactions and Skills

  • Cooperation with others
  • Resolving conflicts