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An Inside Look at Trauma-Informed Practices A Nashville elementary school takes a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed practices, creating a space where students feel known and supported. Website
Demonstration of Pyramid Model Practices Two amazing new training videos have been created to highlight pyramid model practices in action in high fidelity toddler and preschool classrooms. These videos were collaboratively produced by the Montana Head Start Collaborative Office, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Early Childhood Services Bureau, the Pyramid Model Consortium, and the Bal Swan Children's Center. Titles and labels have been added throughout to call attention to the environment, specific routines of the day, and discrete teaching practices that support young children's social emotional development. Website
EARLY CHILDHOOD SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION PREVENTION PROGRAM In July 2021, the passing of HB 2166 and SB 236 by Oregon legislature established the Early Childhood Suspension and Expulsion Prevention Program and launched a study on Oregon’s use of suspension and expulsion in early childhood care and education programs. In the 2022 Legislative Session, HB 5202 approved the full $5.8 million funding for the program. The purposes of the Early Childhood Suspension and Expulsion Prevention Program are to:   Reduce the use of suspension, expulsion, and other forms of exclusionary discipline in early care and education (ECE) programs, and   Reduce disparities in the use of suspension, expulsion, and other forms of exclusionary practices in ECE programs based on race, ethnicity, language, ability, or gender. Website
Herramientas para la caja de herramientas: Estrategias para hacer frente a comportamientos desafiantes (Tools for the Toolbox: Strategies to Meet Challenging Behaviors) Registration Available Sunday, July 2, 2023 - Tuesday, July 2, 2024 Explore herramientas para trabajar con niños que tienen comportamientos desafiantes, incluidas adaptaciones ambientales y programáticas. Explore estrategias de orientación específicas que apoyen las necesidades sensoriales, de desarrollo y de temperamento de todos los niños. Área del marco de conocimientos y competencias - II.C: Promoción del desarrollo social y emocional   Área de contenido de CDA - III: Formas positivas de apoyar el desarrollo social y emocional de los niños  Este curso es accesible desde un dispositivo móvil. Para un rendimiento óptimo, se recomienda verlo desde una computadora o tableta. Para diez horas en su Registro de aprendizaje, regístrese y pague en línea en Develop. Luego, complete un documento de reflexión de 500 palabras y envielo con su reflexión. Tenga en cuenta que únicamente tiene acceso a ese documento como modo de visualización. Para habilitar la edición, descargue el documento. Haga clic en "archivo" y luego en "descargar como" en la esquina superior izquierda de esta pantalla. Esto le dará la opción de abrir el documento como un documento de Word en su propia computadora. Luego, puede completar la información y enviarla por correo electrónico a: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. * Haga caso omiso de las instrucciones con respecto a un examen final. La única evaluación de aprendizaje necesaria es el documento de reflexión. Course
Implementing Policies to Reduce the Likelihood of Preschool Expulsion This policy brief examines factors associated with expulsion from Prekindergarten (PK). Recent research has explored issues regarding the rate at which preschoolers (children ages three to four) are expelled from PK programs, as well as some of the factors associated with expulsion and the effectiveness of mental health consultation to reduce the classroom behavior problems that may lead to expulsion. Although several factors that predict an increased likelihood of expulsion have been described, this brief addresses those factors that may inform changes in policy that can be both implemented and regulated. Website
PATHWAYS OF EXPOSURE TO POTENTIALLY HARMFUL CHEMICALS During the 2009 legislative session, the Toxic Free Kids Act was passed and signed into law by the governor. This legislation requires the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to create two lists of chemicals: one list called “Chemicals of High Concern” and one called “Priority Chemicals.”The Toxic Free Kids (TFK) program is housed in the Environmental Surveillance and Assessment Section within the Environmental Health Division and supports the MDH mission to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans.The Toxic Free Kids program has created a brief factsheet explaining toxic chemical exposures. It is available in English, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.
Position Statement on Challenging Behavior Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children has released its Position Statement on Challenging Behavior and Young Children (July 2017) to readdress the significance of healthy social-emotional competence of all children and provide guidance to practitioners, teachers, and families in preventing and effectively responding to challenging behaviors.  Document
Preschool Expulsion and Why We Should Care Children of color, particularly boys, have the greatest risk of losing their ECE placement due to expulsions and suspensions. This webinar explores these disparities in access and how programs can address them. Website
Preventing Expulsion from Preschool and Child Care Expulsion deprives young children of the benefit of early childhood education and may leave unaddressed the mental health issues that lead to challenging behaviors. Watch the Exploring Implicit Bias videos from Zero to Three to learn more. Website
Preventing Expulsion in Child Care Strategies to prevent suspension and expulsion of children with challenging behaviors. Tipsheet