Early childhood education programs offer prosocial child development, early learning, and problem-solving development. Of course with varying temperament and multiple toddlers and preschoolers, managing so many meltdowns at once can be a challenge.
Recent studies have confirmed that more young children are exhibiting challenging behaviors, and families with children in child care are experiencing more stress. Childcare providers should create an environment that is inviting and nurturing for children as well as encouraging for your parents and teachers. As such, it is imperative to form a partnership with staff and parents and to provide an all-around quality childcare experience at every level.
Essentially, Early Childhood Education programs should have a discipline policy consistent with positive redirection and packed with ways to minimize behavioral disruption in the day. Communication with families should be of utmost importance, and collaboration to support children, including those with special needs, with their healthy physical, emotional, and cognitive development.
From tantrums and biting to nap time frenzies, BFE is committed to educating childcare and preschool providers with tools and resources to understand appropriate discipline, ways to meet the developmental needs of children, build healthy partnerships and relationships with families, and provide strategies to create a positive childcare climate. If you are looking for education for your staff please contact BFE for a free Lunch & Learn session to see how training can enhance your center!