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Estrategias para prevenir comportamientos desafiantes (Strategies to Prevent Challenging Behaviors) Las siguientes estrategias pueden ayudar a prevenir comportamientos desafiantes, así como apoyar positivamente a todos los niños en su programa, ya sea que utilicen o no comportamientos desafiantes de manera constante. The following strategies can help prevent challenging behaviors as well as positively support all children in your program, whether or not they consistently use challenging behaviors. Tipsheet
Family Style Meals Family style dining is a mealtime approach that child care programs can implement to help support children with healthy eating and developmentally appropriate behavior. This tip sheet covers the importance of family style dining and how to successfully implement this style into an early child care program. Tipsheet
Fear and Anxiety: An Age by Age Guide to Common Fears, The Reasons for Each, and How to Manage Them This helpful resource breaks down childhood fears by ages and then explains them. Website
Four Important Things to Know About the Transition to School The March 2015 newsletter from the Harvard Family Research Project offers resources to support the process of transition to school. Research shows that children from homes with increased social and economic risk benefit the most from activities that support smooth transitions; yet these are the children least likely to receive them. Features in the newsletter offer both the evidence-base supporting the importance of the transition to school and profiles of programs that are working to support equitable and effective transitions for children and families. Document
Gender-Expansive and Transgender Children: Books for Students Gender-Expansive and Transgender Children: Books for Students Document
Guidance in Choosing Developmental Screening Instruments The Commonwealth Fund has released a new manual entitled Pediatric Developmental Screening: Understanding and Selecting Screening Instruments, by Dennis Drotar, Terry Stancin, and Paul Dworkin. It is based on a comprehensive review of scientific research and is meant to assist providers in selecting and using screening instruments that are appropriate for their practice settings. Website
Hands On As We Grow Resources to Find Lots of Activities for Kids Website
Helping Children Make Transitions Between Activities: What Works Brief Short training package from Center for Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning provides trainers with the materials needed to conduct a short staff development program on transitions in the classroom. Document
High Quality Child Care Promotes Healthy Development, School Readiness, and School Success Decades of research has documented what is referred to as the “summer slide" – the impact of summer vacation’s learning loss on the educational achievement of children, particularly low-income children. The achievement gap is not really a result of “summer slide” alone but the cumulative effect that begins with school readiness. View this fact sheet for research and statistics on the importance of high-quality care and summer learning. Document
How Does the ADA Relate to Child Care? Child care is considered a public accommodation under the ADA and so must comply with the civil right mandates of access and non-discriminatory policies and practices for children and their families. This tip sheet covers expectations for child care programs under the ADA. Tipsheet