A healthy foundation of strong social and emotional skills is essential for children’s overall development and success in school. Researchers have drawn a clear link between the complex behavioral problems that more and more children are experiencing and the difficulties they face in school and life.
Such problems include serious disorders such as Autism and ADHD, but also non-specific problems with a variety of troubling symptoms: hitting, kicking, biting, grabbing, bullying, defying authority, controlling peers, sexually acting out, withdrawal, clinging, inattention, separation, attachment difficulties, and more. Chronic behavior problems often result in a child being asked to leave a child care program. This creates lack of stability for the child. A recent study of pre-kindergarten programs indicated that only in programs where teachers received child behavioral management assistance did the high rate of de-enrollment rates decrease.
We’re here to help.
The Children & Family Resource Center offers Behavior Intervention Services for children 0-5 who are enrolled in early childhood programs in Henderson County. These services offer child care providers and parents the support they need to support healthy social-emotional development and includes training on how to manage challenging behaviors in the classroom and at home.