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8 Ways you can Dress your Child for Sensory Friendly Success Whether your school has a dress code or you get to select your own clothes, dressing in a sensory smart way can be the difference between comfort and misery or attention and distraction. Let's see how your kids can dress for school success! Document
8. Challenging Behavior, Putting the Pause Button Between Impulse and Action Often children will struggle with regulating their behaviors and emotions based on a number of factors, including their developmental age. You can help children master this important emotional milestone by giving them the skill sets they need to be successful. Podcast
89 Percent of Parents Would Have Emotionally Healthier Kids If They Stopped This 1 Habit Researchers found a connection between parents who stopped to interact with devices such as phones, tablets, or laptops during time with their children and those children's behavioral problems, including hyperactivity, whining, and tantrums. Document
9. I’m Mad, I’m Sad: Helping Children with an Emotional Vocabulary Children are often told to ‘use their words’ but in order to do so, they need to have the words that go with their feelings. There are many ways that the early educators can enhance a child’s emotional literacy through books, modeling, and other tools to help children learn to communicate with peers in ways that avoid aggression and promote friendships! Podcast
A Better Start: Why Classroom Diversity Matters in Early Education The results of this study show racial/ethnic and economic disparities in preschool enrollment and in the quality of preschool that children experience. Among families who do enroll in preschool, the study finds that most children attend classrooms that are homogenous in family income, and often in race/ethnicity as well. The result is a segregated system in which low-income and minority children often attend low-quality and non-diverse early-childhood programs. The authors discuss researching findings on why the socioeconomic and racial/ethnic composition of early childhood classrooms is important and provide a number of suggestions for steps that can be taken to increase diversity. Document
A Child Who Flies “Under the Radar”: When a Diagnosis Isn’t Made (Part Three) In this podcast, we will continue the last conversation by looking at 4-5 year olds. It is easy at times to see a child’s behavior outside of the context of their age and stage. When we look again at what we are hoping to teach children in a larger sense, we can begin to appreciate some of those challenging behaviors as their way at reaching important milestones! Podcast
A Glimpse into the World of Selective Mutism This info module provides an overview and strategies for supporting children with selective mutism. Info Module
A Guide for Parents’ Questions When Seeking Child Care for Children with Special Needs All parents seeking child care want to know that their child will be safe, make friends and be happy while away from them. For parents of children with special needs, other considerations may also be present that involve their child’s unique developmental needs. Tipsheet
A Guide for Parents’ Questions When Seeking Child Care for Children with Special Needs Guiding questions for family members when seeking an early care and education program for a child with special needs. Tipsheet
A Guide to Developmental Milestones, Red Flags, Early Intervention and Inclusion This video, produced for the Somali community, addresses developmental milestones for children and red flags for developmental delays as well as covering the topics of early identification and early intervention. This video also contains interviews with Somali parents of children who have special needs and an interview with a Somali physician. Website