Preschool-aged children are expelled at an exponentially higher than that in K-12 education. Behavioral concerns such as aggression, defiance and poor attention span cause difficulties in the early childhood environment and can lead to burnout of the caregiver, mutual resentment between the child, family and the child care professional and ultimately the expulsion of the preschooler.
In this presentation, participants will learn how to recognize the early warning signs of mental and behavioral health disorders and help connect children and families with the resources and supports needed for the child’s success.
In this presentation, participants will learn how to:
- Identify the early warning signs of mental and behavioral disorders such as ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and other behavioral disorders
- Identify a plan for intervention that fits the child and child care environment’s needs
- Seek and/or refer to appropriate outside resources to help with early detection so the child and family can receive services to prevent high rates of preschool expulsions
Presentation length is 2 hours and meets criteria for the Guidance and Behavior Management training category established by the South Dakota Division of Child Care Services.
A certificate of attendance is provided to each participant upon the completion of the presentation. Participants are responsible for tracking and submitting their own training hours to the appropriate regulatory agency.
If you provide child care in a state other than South Dakota, please contact me to learn how to receive approval for this training opportunity from your state’s child care licensing board.