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The Whole Child: Healthy, Safe, Supported, Engaged & Challenged The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model is the next evolution of the traditional coordinated school health approach. Developed by ASCD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and launched in spring 2014, the model aims to better align the policies, processes, and practices of education, public health, and school health, and in doing so, improve learning and health. Website
Therapeutic Language--Language that Regulates: Part One Cindy Croft, Priscilla Weigel and guest Colleen Dockendorf discuss this positive and intentional tool for calming dysregulation in young children. In the two-part podcast series, we will discuss the definition of therapeutic language and how benefits children in their social emotional development. In particular, we will discuss situations where our words can diffuse a situation for young children and help them feel safe and secure. Podcast
Therapeutic Language--Language that Regulates: Part Two In the second part of our series on using therapeutic language with young children, Colleen Dockendorf is a guest speaker with Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel. She will discuss specific ways to use therapeutic language as a philosophical framework to help you transform your interactions with children. Please listen for some practical ways to promote emotional literacy in young children, particularly those who need to communicate 'big' feelings. Podcast
Therapro Therapro: The therapy resource for families and professionals! We provide therapists, teachers, parents and other caregivers with the highest quality and most economical therapeutic and educational resources for all ages and abilities, from kids to adults. Our goal is to provide unique speech and occupational therapy supplies for preventive, developmental, and rehabilitative care. With the right tools, including occupational therapy assessments and evaluations, kids and adult activities, games, products and toys, developing gross motor skills, fine motor skills and communication skills is less frustrating, and will result in better outcomes in a shorter period of time. Website
There is Not a Lion: Managing Social Isolation While Caring for Children This article is from Marie Masterson, Ph.D., Director of Quality Assessment at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Document
Think Small Our mission is to advance quality care and education of children in their early years. Think Small uses leading-edge knowledge from the early childhood field to create services and tools that support and strengthen the abilities of families and early childhood professionals. These include the following: Website
Tiempo de Pantalla (Screen Time) El tiempo de pantalla excesivo en la infancia se ha relacionado con una variedad de problemas de salud, incluido un mayor riesgo de obesidad y un desarrollo cognitivo reducido. Esta hoja de consejos explora el impacto del tiempo frente a la pantalla en los niños pequeños y proporciona estrategias para ayudar a los padres a reducir el tiempo frente a la pantalla en el hogar. Excessive screen time in childhood has been linked to a variety of health problems, including an increased risk of obesity and reduced cognitive development. This tip sheet explores the impact of screen time on young children and provides strategies to help parents reduce screen time at home. Tipsheet
Tips for Early Care and Education Providers Some of the top researchers in the country offer helpful tips and concepts to support work with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The tips are based on concepts of learning and development that can be worked into everyday routines. Each tip describes a concept, why the concept is important, and a step-by-step description of how to work these simple concepts into everyday routines. Document
Tips for Families on Anticipating Anniversary Reactions to Traumatic Events Whenever something terrifying or tragic has happened, the anniversary will serve as a strong reminder, renewing early reactions and feelings and increasing worries about something similar happening again. As the anniversary of a public tragedy approaches, there may be increased media attention, warnings, rumors, myths, and misconceptions that can easily add to these worries. Document
Tips for Families Series The Office of Head Start, National Center on Health, has published a new series of tip sheets to provide important information to families about how to strengthen the health and wellness of young children. Some of the topics include: active play, health literacy, healthy breathing, healthy eating, mental health, oral health, and safety and injury prevention. Website