Behavior Management

Young children can present challenging behaviors in the educational setting. Carol’s Tiny Tots is committed to using Positive Behavior Support (PBS) to promote social competence and address challenging behaviors. Child guidance and classroom management decisions will promote: (a) positive social skills; (b) emotional literacy; (c) positive self-esteem, and (d) provide a nurturing, safe environment.

Promoting social competence and preventing/addressing challenging behaviors to enhance children’s social success in educational settings involve the components below.

Building Positive Relationships: Supportive, responsive relationships among adults and children are an essential component to promoting healthy social emotional development.

Adults will:

  • Develop and support meaningful relationships with children and families
  • Examine their personal, family, and cultural views of child’s challenging behavior
  • Examine their own attitudes toward challenging behavior

Creating Supportive Environments: High quality environments promote positive outcomes for all children.

Adults will:

  • Design the physical environment to support social and emotional security
  • Develop schedules and routines
  • Ensure smooth transitions
  • Design activities to promote engagement
  • Give directions that are clear to each child
  • Establish and enforce clear rules, limits, and consequences for behavior
  • Engage in ongoing monitoring and positive attention
  • Use positive feedback and encouragement

Social Emotional Teaching Strategies: Systematic approaches to teaching social skills can have a preventive and remedial effect.

Adults will:

  • Interact with children to develop their self-esteem
  • Show sensitivity to individual children’s needs
  • Encourage autonomy
  • Capitalize on the presence of typically developing peers
  • Utilize effective environmental arrangements to encourage social interactions
  • Use prompting and reinforcement of interactions effectively
  • Provide instruction to aid in the development of social skills
  • Promote identification and labeling of emotions in self and others
  • Explore the nature feelings and the appropriate ways they can be expressed
  • Model appropriate expressions and labeling of their own emotions and self-regulation throughout the course of the day
  • Create a planned approach for problem solving processing within the classroom
  • Promote children’s individualized emotional regulation that will enhance positive social interactions within the classroom

Individualized, Intensive Interventions: Assessment – based interventions that results in individualized behavior support plans

Adults will:

  • Team with family to develop support plans
  • Use Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) provided by Child Care Provider as a guide to support the child in the classroom.
  • Implement the behavior support plan
  • Teach replacement skills
  • Communicate regularly with child care provider (Carol) regularly
  • Monitor how well the plan is working and make adjustments.