Social Emotional Development & Behavior Support
This section includes resources related to social emotional and behavior support for young children.
Websites: Social Emotional Development & Behavior Support
Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CECMHC): CECMHC has a variety of resources offering practical and effective ways to promote young children's social and emotional development, and reduce challenging behaviors. These resources include self-assessments, web-based practice tools, books, guides, and implementation toolkits. The Center is led by Georgetown University, Center for Child and Human Development.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)--Provides a nice overview of the Pyramid Model for Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. Nice handouts for families.
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention--Amazing "Backpack Connection" series handouts for families, Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challening Behavior, and PBIS Web Tutorial
Zero to Three--Great resources on infant and toddler social emotional development, challenging behavior, and infant and early childhood mental health.
Routine Based Support Guide
Routine based support guides for supporting young children's behavior can be found in this folder:
- Routine Based Support Guide PDF (for PreK teachers)
- Family Routine Based Support Guide PDF (Infants & Toddlers)
- Family Routine Based Support Guide (Ages 4-8)
Working with Families
Web Resources for Working with Families
Find resources for working with families within this section. This includes websites for family advocacy resources, handouts for families, and additional tools.
Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL): This website contains a Parent Resources section full of helpful literacy practice guides for families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Available in both English and Spanish.
Center for Parent Information and Resources: Contains resources for parents and interventionists working with parents, on multiple topics. There is a specific section for Early Intervention/Early Childhood.
Backpack Connection Series
The Backpack Connection Series by TACSEI has over 20 parent-friendly handouts related to supporting children in the areas of behavior, identifying and handling emotions, routines and schedules, and social skills.
Click http://challengingbehavior.fmhi.usf.edu/do/resources/backpack.html link to open resource.
Supporting English Language Learners
Check here for information on how to support children who are English Language Learners.
Colorín in Colorado: A national multimedia website that offers a wealth of bilingual, research-based information, activities, and advice for educators and families of English language learners.
Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning
The Preschool English Learner Guide from the California Department of Education offers early childhood care and education providers resources to assist in understanding and supporting preschool children who are learning English as a second language.
Click http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/documents/psenglearnersed2.pdf link to open resource.