Brault & Brault, Children with Challenging Behavior: Strategies for Reflective Thinking. Phoenix, AZ: CPG Publishing, 2005. This guide provides strategies and suggestions on how to reflect upon and find new solutions to respond to children’s challenging behavior. It is designed for early childhood educators who work with children age two to eight years.
Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. Adapted by Brault, L., Walters, S. & Fish, L. “Inventory of Practices for Promoting Children’s Social-Emotional Competence”. San Marcos: 2011. This inventory is designed to assist early care and education providers to develop an action plan and identify training needs to promote young children’s social-emotional competence. Individuals or teams may use it.
Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. “Moving From Praise to Acknowledgement” is a California CSEFEL adaptation from Hooked on Praise: Quit Saying “Good Job!” by Alfie Kohn.
Hemmeter, M.L., Ostrowsky, M., Artman, K., & Kinder, K. “Moving Right Along…Planning Transitions to Prevent Challenging Behavior”, Beyond the Journal – Young Children on the Web. May 2008. This NAEYC article explains why transitions in the classroom can cause problems, suggests how to eliminate excessive transitions in the daily schedule, and gives specific tips and individualized child strategies.
Neufield, S. (2015). Expelled in preschool. Retrieved from The Hechinger Report. Preschoolers are expelled at three times the rate of their older peers. Here’s what to do about it — and how to support the mental health of all kids.
National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) 2020. Self-Care for Teachers: Regulating your responses when children’s behaviors push your buttons.
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Interventions for Young Children. Tim, M., & Giacomini, J., “Positive Solutions for Families: Eight Practical Tips for Parents of Young Children with Challenging Behavior”. University of South Florida, September 2006.
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Interventions for Young Children. “Teaching Tools for Young Children With Challenging Behavior”, 2011
The Center on Social Emotional Foundations for Learning. “Teaching Your Child To Cooperate with Requests”. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel.