While running a child care or preschool program can be so much fun, when childhood behaviors such as anger and aggression, temper tantrums, separation anxiety and lack of social skills show up in these programs, the job can quickly become overwhelming and draining.
When a majority of the time during the day has to be dedicated to behavior management, there isn’t enough time left to tend to the many other tasks of running a child care program. Over time, these behavioral challenges can cause the child care provider to resent the children, parents, co-workers and ultimately, the job, if they aren’t resolved quickly.
I offer a variety of services to childcare and preschool programs to help to manage behaviors and encourage positive social and emotional development during the birth to 5 years.
I help you to promote emotionally healthy behaviors and manage emotional and behavioral problems in the classroom or child care environment, which helps you, the children and their families.
Check out the staff training and consultation services available to you to learn more about how I can help your child care program.
One in five preschool-aged children has an emotional or behavioral problem and preschool-aged children are expelled at a rate three times higher than children in the formal educational system. To combat these problems, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation connects a trained mental health professional with child care program staff, parents and children to prevent and/or intervene in mental health issues that may occur in the early childhood program.
Learn more about the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation services that I offer.
In South Dakota, early childhood providers must complete between six and twenty hours of training each year to remain in compliance with state licensing standards. These training hours should include a combination of a variety of topics, but because behavioral problems can cause significant issues in the early childhood environment, early childhood providers should consider receiving regular training in guidance and behavior management.
Learn more about the training options that I offer for child care providers and early childhood educators in the Sioux Falls area.