This article shares a collaborative approach that two counties in Pennsylvania have taken to tear down the silos and instead promptly and effectively support early learning programs and staff and the children and families they serve.
Challenging behaviors often happen when children feel they don’t have another way to express their feelings or another way to get what they need. Here's how to stay calm, patient, and consistent as you help your child understand your expectations.
Five democratic life skills provide a model for the holistic education and development of children, guiding them along a continuum from showing resilience in the face of trauma to demonstrating intelligent decision-making as members of society.
We gathered insights from individuals with various perspectives and roles in early childhood. Here, you will read excerpts of what some of them would share with families about supporting children during this period of rapid change.
The three de-escalation activities detailed here can be useful in targeting anxiety—two are used for de-escalating children’s anxious behaviors, and the third assists children in identifying the cause of their anxiety and in developing coping skills.
Sierra L. Brown, Allison McCobin, Stephanie Easley, Kara E. McGoey
Here are three strategies you (as the teacher) can use to help families turn picture books into tools to prompt rich conversations about expressing feelings, gaining self-esteem, showing perseverance, and many other important skills.
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