The Framework for Effective Practice, or House Framework, promotes meaningful learning, equity, social and emotional development, and school readiness for children from birth to 5 years old.
Effective, nurturing, and responsive teaching practices and interactions are key for all learning in early childhood settings. They foster trust and emotional security; are communication and language rich; and promote critical thinking and problem-solving. They also support social, emotional, behavioral, and language development; provide supportive feedback for learning; and motivate continued effort. Teaching practices and interactions are responsive to and build on each child’s pattern of development and learning. They can be measured by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) and other adult-child interaction tools. These observations may then be used to support professional development. Teaching practices also include how schedules and routines are carried out, how settings are managed, and how children’s challenging behaviors are addressed.
Listen and reflect on the emotions that come up when biting occurs in the learning environment. This Parallel Play episode highlights ways to address, prevent, and respond to biting behavior in toddlers.
Children are born ready to solve problems, and they rely on supportive relationships to learn how to recognize a problem and find a solution. Discuss practical strategies to foster problem-solving and relationship-building skills in preschoolers.
Infants and toddlers rely on supportive relationships to learn how to recognize problems and find solutions. Discuss practical strategies to foster problem-solving and relationship-building skills with infants and toddlers.
In this Teacher Time episode, explore how teachers and child care providers can help prevent challenging behaviors by supporting children’s development of emotional literacy, communication, and self-regulation skills.
Explore how teachers and family child care providers can support emotional literacy in infants and toddlers. Identify practical strategies for helping infants and toddlers regulate their emotions.
Learn ways teachers and family child care providers can use the Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) framework to build relationships with the children in their care.
In this Parallel Play episode, learn ways to support toddlers in their efforts to use and explore materials with one another.
Healthy social and emotional development in the infant and toddler years is foundational to healthy development in all other areas. Research shows that fostering positive relationships is key to healthy development.
Learn positive proactive approaches to challenging behaviors that focus on building social and emotional skills with infants and toddlers.