Children who have been exposed to trauma can have considerable reactions that can interfere with learning and behavior. Understanding and sensitively responding to the unique needs and behaviors of all young children and families is hard work. However, schools can serve as a critical system of support for children who have experienced trauma. Early care and learning programs, in partnership with families, can help ensure children have the best start possible.
Biting is a common but upsetting behavior of toddlers. It's key for parents to address biting when it occurs. Use this fact sheet to find tips on how to better understand issues around biting.
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 how children's behavior is a form of communication and has meaning. Discover strategies adults can use to interpret children's needs, intentions, and emotions while supporting their social and emotional development.
Explore ways to understand infants' and toddlers' social and emotional development. Learn how parents and staff can develop proactive strategies to support children's development.
Research shows high-quality, supportive early childhood programs have a positive effect on the lives of infants, young children, and families. Find resources and strategies to learn ways to reduce and eliminate expulsions and help support young children's readiness for school and lifelong success.
Head Start teachers often struggle to support children with challenging behaviors in the classroom. This webinar shifts the focus from reacting to misbehavior to proactive planning for child’s success. Explore strategies for teachers as well as free and accessible resources for supervisors.
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National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Last Updated: October 17, 2022