Children exposed to trauma can exhibit challenging behaviors. These resources can help Head Start program staff and families understand and respond positively to these behaviors.
Learn how stress and trauma in early childhood can impact children and families. Discover strategies to promote resilience.
Helping young children learn to manage their emotions and behavior requires training and support. Learn how to help staff understand and address children's behaviors and create supportive learning environments.
Watch this presentation to discover the key principles of the Teaching Pyramid Model and the Office of Head Start’s role in its development. Learn how one state is actively working to scale up the Pyramid Model across its state. Head Start programs can actively participate with other early learning partners on the program and state levels to successfully implement the Teaching Pyramid Model.
This tip sheet provides guidance for developing an Individual Support Plan (ISP) for children who may need more intensive help with their emotions and behavior. Explore relevant regulations and resources.
In this tip sheet, find strategies to support children's healthy social and emotional development and prevent or reduce behaviors that could negatively affect their development. Explore relevant standards and resources.
Explore the importance of understanding that all behavior is a form of communication and has meaning. Discover ways to interpret children's behaviors and support their social and emotional development.
All children can exhibit challenging behavior sometimes. How parents respond can be key to how a child develops. Find ways to help parents and staff positively respond to children's behavior.
Explore ways early childhood staff can partner with families to understand and respond to children's behavior as communication. Find strategies for working with families of children ages birth to 5.
Learn about the role of mental health consultation in early child care and education. Find resources for effective strategies to help design, develop, or sustain your mental health consultation services and system.