Social & Emotional Intelligence of Infants


These resources are now owned and operated by Child Health BC who is making them freely available to parents, caregivers, families and anyone supporting healthy child development in the early years.

Babies are Born Aware and Expecting a Relationship

Between babies and their parents, social and emotional intelligence and connection will grow through physical contact (such as skin-to-skin contact) and though speech and language.

The Trajectory for Good Development Involves Many Factors

The capacity to love is a reciprocal trust building between two people. Play with your baby, carry your baby, read to them, tell stories and you will be providing the pieces that are most likely to lead to a good outcome.


Dr. Nils Bergman