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1-2-3 Trauma-Sensitive Toolkit for Caregivers This toolkit was developed by public health nurses with the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) Weaving Bright Futures Program. Their goal was to improve the resilience of caregivers and the children in their care. It is intended to support caregivers on their journey toward trauma sensitivity. It is organized by topic. Each topic contains a brief overview, specific tools that can be used with children, and suggestions on where to find more information. Also included are handouts that can be used as teaching aids. Each toolkit topic builds upon the previous ones. Website
100 Tricks To Help You De-Stress Here's a set of 100 expert and research-backed ways to relax, whether you have five minutes, five hours, or five weeks. Website
19. Finding the Joy in Children (Part One) In this first part of a two-part series, we will discuss how important it is to be in the moment with children, remembering the sheer joy of play for children. It can be hard when there is so much emphasis on curriculum and cognitive achievement, but what is more gratifying than the wonder in a child’s eyes when you discover something new together, or the abandoned glee of outdoor play. Let’s remember why we do what we do! Podcast
20. Finding the Joy in Our Profession (Part Two) In the second part of our series, we will reflect on finding joy in the early childhood profession. It can be a stressful job, no question about it. How do we find the necessary supports and the self-discovery needed to truly gain the joy of our work? Come and share our discussion about loving what we do. Podcast
22 Respectful Ways to Respond when Someone Uses the "R" Word How many of us have been in a conversation with someone--a friend or coworker, or perhaps a new acquaintance--and he or she casually uses the R-word in a derogatory way? It can be a difficult situation to navigate, especially with someone you're not totally comfortable with. What's the best way to express how problematic and hurtful that word can be? We teamed up with Spread the Word to End the Word to ask our Facebook communities how they respond (respectfully) when it happens. These are just some of the great suggestions we received. Document
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 Glimpse into the World of Selective Mutism This info module provides an overview and strategies for supporting children with selective mutism. Info Module
A Health Professional's Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management These modules provide health professionals with information to help them prevent oral diseases, which still afflict many U.S. children, especially children from families with low incomes, children in certain minority groups, and children with special health care needs. The modules assist health professionals in performing an oral screening to identify infants and children at increased risk for oral health problems, offering referrals to oral health professionals, and providing parents with anticipatory guidance. Document
A to Z Teacher Stuff A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials, and eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more. This website also includes strategies to help support children with ADHD in the classroom environment. Website
A Universal Checklist for Early Intervention This Practice Guide from TRACE (Tracking, Referral, and Assessment Center for Excellence) provides a universal checklist for identifying infants and toddlers that may be eligible for early intervention. The checklist was specifically developed to facilitate and streamline the identification of potentially eligible children without the need to administer screening or developmental tests and was designed to be used by primary referral sources to make referrals to early intervention. Document