By Barbara Kaiser, Author of Challenging Behavior in Young Children, Understanding, Preventing and Responding Effectively
Why do so many centers and educators wait to seek support when it feels like the only option is to ask a child to leave? Perhaps it is because they do not feel that there is local support to provide the center with the information they need to understand, prevent and respond effectively to a child’s challenging behavior.
Every region needs trained staff to support educators working with young children. Research is showing that ongoing support is invaluable and can make a difference when supporting educators and helping them to deal with children’s behavior whether it is the result of biological and environmental risk factors, teaching styles and attitudes, or teaching the children the skills they need to meet their needs appropriately.
Investing in the training of trainers and having the capacity to provide that support is invaluable. When working with children with challenging behavior, there is not one strategy that works for all children and all educators, and no intervention that works in a vacuum. The DCRC ‘s Facing the Challenge is a training of trainers designed to provide the information, the tools and the opportunity to learn and practice ways to offer that support to your community. To learn more about this this professional development opportunity, please click here.