Host: Anna Troutman, Director of Programs, Wake County SmartStart
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What is The Kaleidoscope Project?
The Kaleidoscope Project is a community initiative that generates attention to and action around the critically important role healthy places and people play in the social emotional development of children and families. Kaleidoscope works collaboratively to enhance the location and impact of places kids go to make them places kids grow.
Positive mental health influences children’s ability to learn, make sound decisions, and behave in positive and healthy ways. And children with high levels of social emotional well-being are able to form connections with other people, better regulate their emotions, and develop positive coping mechanisms and resilience in the face of adversity.
Young children’s social emotional development (ages 0 – 8) takes place within the caregiving environment around them, including both the social and physical environment. When we pay attention to certain best practices, we can create spaces where children thrive. Many things work, both big and small. Do one thing; do many things; it all matters.