Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive
by Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed.; foreword by Sandra Duncan, Ed.D.
How do gardeners respond to a plant that doesn’t bloom? Do they leave it to wilt? Do they uproot it? No, they adjust the plant’s environment—its soil, water, fertilizer, light, and supports—to help ensure that it thrives.
With similar attention, children with challenging behaviors can also thrive. Like gardeners, educators of young children need to look beyond challenging behaviors to what a child’s actions are communicating about the learning and living environment. Maybe…
This book expertly guides early childhood teachers in analyzing their classroom elements, routines, and responses to children with a goal of decreasing challenging behaviors. Readers learn proactive strategies related to:
When teachers create environments that teach skills rather than punish individual actions, they reduce behavior problems and nurture the growth of all young learners.
Digital content includes all the forms from the book, along with a PDF presentation. (178 pp.)