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.
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 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.
Children communicate so much through their behavior. Teachers and caregivers will find this article useful in identifying strategies for working with dual language learners exhibiting challenging behaviors.
Aggressive behavior in children indicates a lack of self-control and creates feelings of fear, insecurity, and anxiety in a child. Head Start transportation staff can use this tip sheet to further their understanding of aggressive behaviors and to find strategies to deal with them.
Programs should have a comprehensive discipline policy that includes developmentally appropriate social-emotional and behavioral health promotion practices as well as discipline and intervention procedures that provide specific guidance on what caregivers/teachers and programs should do to prevent and respond to challenging behaviors.