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5 Key Principles for Preventing Challenging Behavior

Challenging behaviors that begin in preschool classrooms often continue through adulthood. To combat this, more early childhood programs are adopting preventative strategies for coping with challenging behavior. This article examines 5 principles—adapted from Early Social-Emotional Development—to keep in mind when developing a proactive approach to promoting social-emotional growth for all children. Read More

ASQ:SE-2 Follow Up

After interpreting ASQ:SE-2 results, planning the next steps for children with social-emotional concerns can be complex. Use this handout to help you consider various actions that you may take depending on the child's specific results. Read More

Are you getting the full picture of child development?

It is common knowledge that young children should be screened early and often to monitor development, celebrate milestones, and identify possible delays. But you can get an even fuller picture—one that also focuses on both development and social-emotional well-being—by adding Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ®: SE-2) to your screening program. Learn more about integrating social-emotional screening into your program in this newsletter! Read More

Merrell’s Strong Teens—Grades 9–12, Second Edition Excerpt

Read this excerpt from Merrell's Strong Teens—Grades 9–12 Second Edition for an introduction and overview of this social-emotional learning curriculum that helps children Grades 9–12 develop the social-emotional skills they need to manage their challenges and succeed in school and life. Read More

Merrell’s Strong Kids—Grades 6–8, Second Edition Excerpt

Read this excerpt from Merrell's Strong Kids—Grades 6–8, Second Edition for an introduction and overview of this social-emotional learning curriculum that helps children Grades 6–8 develop the social-emotional skills they need to manage their challenges and succeed in school and life. Read More

Merrell’s Strong Kids—Grades 3–5, Second Edition Excerpt

Read this excerpt from Merrell's Strong Kids—Grades 3–5, Second Edition for an introduction and overview of this social-emotional learning curriculum that helps children Grades 3–5 develop the social-emotional skills they need to manage their challenges and succeed in school and life Read More

TPITOS Overview Poster

This poster provides an overview of the Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale, a tool for measuring fidelity of implementation of practices for promoting social emotional development in infant and toddler settings will be provided. Alignments with the DEC Recommended Practices, and its utility for informing coaching and professional development are also explained. Read More

TPITOS Webinar Slides

View the slides from the TPITOS Webinar that was presented by Kathyrn Bigelow, Ph.D., and Dwight Irvin, Ph.D.This Webinar covered the relationship between the Pyramid Model, TPITOS, and TPOT as well as explored the unique features and functions of the TPITOS program. Read More

TPITOS Sample Form

View this form to see what the TPITOS screening tool looks like, including the format of the screening pages, the types of questions asked, and the way that the tool is scored. Read More