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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
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
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
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
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. This course is accessible from a mobile device. For optimal performance, viewing from a computer or tablet is highly recommended.  For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500 word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course
Preventing Suspensions and Expulsions in Early Childhood Programs The purpose of this guide is to provide relevant, specific recommended policies and practices that are actionable and address the underlying root causes and provide effective alternatives. The recommended policies and practices are based on the most important research for eliminating suspensions and expulsions in early childhood settings and were developed with guidance from a panel of national experts. Website