While it is critical that educators are able to recognize and acknowledge children's and families' painful experiences, this work needs to expand beyond the focus on trauma-laden concepts to highlight and build on children's and families' assets.
When hearing the words suspension and expulsion, most people do not think about children 5 and under. However, young children in state-funded preschool settings are expelled at three times the rate of K–12 students, as private school students.
Sarah C. Wymer, Amanda P. Williford, Ann S. Lhospital
For preschool-age children, evidence of anxiousness in the classroom includes general distress, clinginess, excessive worry, separation fears, somatic complaints, sleep difficulties, and repetitive and perfectionistic behaviors
Sierra L. Brown, Allison McCobin, Stephanie Easley, Kara E. McGoey
Children rely on adults to help them figure out what things mean. Children’s curiosity, puzzlement, and anxiety provide rich opportunities for adults to respond to their attempts to understand what they observe happening in their world.
Julie Olsen Edwards, Louise Derman-Sparks
Young children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of community disasters and other crises and traumatic events. This articles explains how educators and primary caregivers can help children cope with the stress of a community disaster.
David J. Schonfeld, Thomas Demaria, Sairam A. Kumar
Given that many teachers feel they are not well prepared to manage behaviors in a classroom (Pavri 2004), we have intentionally pursued this topic in our professional endeavors as teacher educators, observing hundreds of preservice and in-service teachers
We applaud teachers who are thinking carefully about how to engage children while they are at home, how to maintain strong relationships and learning opportunities, and how to consider all of children’s learning and developmental needs.
Of all that brain science has taught us over the last 30 years, one of the clearest findings is that early brain development is directly influenced by babies’ day-to-day interactions with their caregivers.
Slow down, tune in, and discover the very purposeful play of infants and toddlers. With its spot-on ideas and delightful anecdotes, you’ll gain a new appreciation for infants’ and toddlers’ competence and curiosity and how important your role is in the bi