Self-Management Information Packet (Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning, CSEFEL)
Self-management is used to teach children (typically 4 years of age and older) to pay attention to their own behavior and to complete activities or engage in interactions using appropriate behavior. Self-management can help children use appropriate play and social interaction skills, participate in classroom routines, and engage in instructional activities. For example, self-management can be used to teach children what is expected of them, such as tasks they are supposed to do. In the above example, Ms. Susan is helping David learn the steps for cleaning up one activity and preparing for the next one. Self-management procedures can help children keep track of whether or not they completed these tasks. Children can learn to monitor their own behavior and control their own actions through using these self-management techniques.