Social & Emotional Development

Focusing on the 40 Developmental Assets, Childsplay Teaching Artists reinforce social and emotional skills through collaborative creative play and storytelling. Developmental Assets are coupled with drama strategies to provide students structured opportunities to analyze their own reactions and perspectives in situations and conflicts in their classrooms and communities.


The 40 Developmental Assets are divided into the following categories:

  • Support
  • Empowerment
  • Boundaries and Expectations
  • Constructive Use of Time
  • Commitment to Learning
  • Positive Values
  • Social Competencies
  • Positive Identity