6 Hour Course Series and Technical Assistance Guide
Nationwide, children are expelled from early care and education programs at more than 3 times the rate of children in K through 12th grades.
Naptime Academy recently partnered with the State of Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Care and Education (DCCECE), the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas State University Early Childhood Services, and the University of Arkansas Early Care and Education Projects to create a series of Six 1-hour online courses for child care providers.
The 6-course series is based on the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning TeachingPyramidModel for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. The courses are appropriate for caregivers of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Courses are designed to watch in order.
Preventing Expulsion – The Teaching PyramidThe Pyramid Model is a proven way to address suspension and expulsion of young children. The Pyramid Model promotes healthy social-emotional development for all children, prevents challenging behaviors, and intervenes when children have serious behavior problems.
Preventing Expulsion – Nurturing RelationshipsThe relationship between the teacher and every child in the classroom is key to encouraging good behavior and preventing the challenging behaviors that often result in suspending or expelling children from care.
Preventing Expulsion – Supportive ClassroomsThe classroom environment sets the foundation for learning and behavior. This course first describes six ways you can improve the layout and design of your classroom to increase children’s engagement and positive behavior.
Preventing Expulsion – Understanding BehaviorWhen adults understand children’s behavior, they can offer guidance and discipline to support positive behavior and reduce challenging behavior.
Preventing Expulsion – Describing BehaviorChallenging behavior “works” for children. Children do best when we replace the problem behavior with a new, acceptable behavior.
Preventing Expulsion – Working with FamiliesThe home is the most powerful influence on children’s health, development and behavior.
Naptime Academy thanks our partners in the development of this 6-Course Series: