Understanding Children's Behavior as Communication

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.

Preventing Expulsions, Suspensions, and Other Limitations in Services

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.

Dual Language Learners with Challenging Behaviors

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.

Understanding and Managing Challenging Behavior

Explore this Technical Assistance Paper that assists in understanding how social and emotional development of infants and toddlers helps parents and staff to develop proactive strategies for supporting them.

Biting: A Fact Sheet for Families

Biting is a common but upsetting behavior of toddlers. It is important for parents to address biting when it occurs. This fact sheet provides tips for parents and program staff on how to better understand issues around biting.

Tips on Positive Approaches to Discipline on Buses

Children being transported to and from their homes can spend substantial amounts of time each day on their fixed bus route. This tip sheet is intended to assist Head Start grantees and delegate agencies with setting a positive approach to discipline.

Dealing with Aggressive Behaviors on Buses

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.