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5. Challenging Behavior, Aggression Aggression is a Learned Attention-Getting Behavior. Sometimes, children will use aggressive behaviors because they have learned that it ‘works’ for them. We can help children replace these behaviors with other more appropriate behavior through responsive interventions and teaching new skills. Podcast
6. Challenging Behavior, Power-struggles with Young Children When the early educator gets into a power struggle with a young child, no one wins. We want children to learn independence and gain self-efficacy, yet they must also conform to the structure of our programs and build social relationships with others. Helping children learn to make good choices is an important strategy here. Podcast
7. Challenging Behavior, Putting the Pause Button Between Impulse and Action Many times, aggressiveness in young children is part of their typical development as they navigate through the social network. Helping them with emotional literacy skills and other important self-regulatory behaviors can diminish aggression towards peers as children learn to communicate more effectively. Podcast
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
Challenging Behaviors and Disenrollment: Steps to Prevention This info module discusses the drastic increase in the rate of expulsion in early care and education and offer proactive and preventive strategies to promote children's success. Info Module
Challenging Behaviors in Child Care, by C. Bentley When challenging behaviors happen in child care, facilitating the responses of the children, parents, and staff in a program can also be challenging. Some of these behaviors can include a child biting another child, hitting or scratching, or using other forms of aggression. 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
How to Prevent Disenrollment in Child Care Strategies to prevent suspension and expulsion of children with challenging behaviors. Tipsheet
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
Preventing Expulsion in Early Childhood Settings This self study highlights research findings and promising practices for supporting the early childhood community and intervening in challenging behaviors. Course