In preschool, children are developing self-competence, self-awareness and self-esteem and are actively exploring the world around them. Me and You guides children through the exploration and discovery of themselves, the community around them, and the world beyond. Helping children develop a positive sense of self and where they fit into the world gives them tools to develop positive relationships. They begin to understand and appreciate diversity, and to develop character traits to build compassion for the world’s people and for the environment. By sharing cultural and family traditions with the class, reading stories about character traits, and discussing feelings, teachers help preschoolers refine their social-emotional skills.