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Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning
This site includes complete training modules (including video clips) for implementing the Pyramid Model in early childhood settings, as well as training modules for Infant Toddler Social Emotional Development, and teaching families about PBS. There are also downloadable resources such as the Solution Kit, Tucker Turtle story, and curriculum ideas for using books to support social emotional development.
Center for Evidence Based Practice: Young Children with Challenging Behaviors
This partner site with CSEFEL includes many training Power Points and webinars, and useful links. The Teacher’s Toolbox has some very practical and easy to use tips, and some downloadable classroom materials –check out the Routines Based Support Guide.
Center on Early Education and Development –University of Minnesota
Includes downloadable tip sheets for parents and teachers, free presentations with embedded video, and on-line coursework related to supporting social emotional development.
Devereux Early Childhood Initiative
The mission of the DECI is to promote young children's social and emotional development, foster resilience, and build the skills for success in school and life. The website includes an assessment tool, curriculum, training videos, and "activity vaults" with downloadable materials for toddlers and preschoolers.
Head Start Center for Inclusion
The goal of this site "is to increase the competence, confidence, and effectiveness of personnel in Head Start programs to include children with disabilities. Look here for training materials, tools for teachers and coordinators, as well as other resources."
Northwest PBIS Network
Northwest PBIS Network Contains registration materials for annual statewide PBIS conference and coaches trainings, as well as archived materials from past conferences for downloading and sharing.
This is an OSEP sponsored website with lots of information, tools, forms, video presentations gathered from across the country. The emphasis is on school age application, but there are beginning to be more early childhood resources.
The goal of the Pyramid Plus Center is to increase the use of evidence-based, early childhood social emotional and inclusive practices in early care and education settings, including family child care and in-home providers, through the high fidelity implementation of two national models: The Pyramid Model and the Special Quest approach to Early Childhood Inclusion.
There are some wonderful video clips, (over 3,500 to choose from) covering wide age range, including some with kids with disabilities. Clips can be streamed or downloaded, and are FREE. Most of the clips are filmed in Wales. Some of the terminology is different.
Social Emotional Curricula/Teaching Strategies
Al’s Pals and Here, Now and Down the Road "develops social-emotional skills, self-control, problem-solving abilities, and healthy decision-making in children ages 3-8 years old."
Conscious Discipline – Becky Bailey
Becky Bailey is an author and trainer. She also writes children’s books dealing with social emotional issues. Her website has information about her workshops and books, and also contains some free downloads of symbols to use for breathing practice, tips for parents and teachers etc.
The Incredible Years
Developed by Carolyn Webster-Stratton, The Incredible Years offers curriculum for teaching children, families, and staff aimed at preventing and responding to challenging behaviors, and developing social emotional competence.
Guiding Young Children from The Inside Out
This is the website for author Jenna Bilmes, who wrote Beyond Behavior Management - The Six Life Skills Children Need to Thrive in Today’s World. The book includes many practical strategies. You can purchase the book here, and also download free articles.
Articles, podcasts and free downloads related to the Positive Discipline approach
This free site is aimed at strategies for working with children with ASD. It offers social story text for a variety of topics. You need to supply your own photos or graphics.
This site offers customizable social stories on a large variety of topics, for an annual subscription fee (about 8-10$ per story). You can change names, hair style, eye color etc. in the illustrations, as well as individualize recommended coping strategies.
"This research-based program feels like play but builds critical social and school-readiness skills that can help young children achieve more and get along with others."
"The Strong Start curriculum is a brief, practical program designed for promoting social and emotional learning of young children. Strong Start is designed to be both a prevention and early intervention program, it has a wide range of applications, and may be used effectively with high functioning, typical, at-risk, or emotionally-behaviorally disordered children, and in a variety of settings."
Tools of the Mind
"Tools of the Mind is a research-based early childhood program that builds strong foundations for school success in preschool and kindergarten children by promoting their intentional and self-regulated learning."
Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University
A searchable children’s literature data base. Enter a search term such as "feelings" or "friendship" , limit the search by age or other categories, and link to annotated descriptions of thousands of titles.
Another searchable children’s literature data base. Can search by age range.
Family focused materials that support social emotional development in young children. Video clips and family handouts available.
The Alert Program
The Alert Program uses songs and games to teach children to pay attention to physical and emotional feelings and use sensory regulation strategies, using the "How Does Your Engine Run?" analogy.
Many of the websites listed in the first section include training materials. Below are some additional resources.
Teaching Strategies –video training series
Reframing Discipline Video Training Series
Proactive practices that reduce discipline problems in three teaching videos 1) Doing the Groundwork, 2) Connecting with Every Child, 3) Understanding Difficult Behavior
Preventing Discipline Problems Video Training Series
Three training videos 1)Building a Prevention Strategy, 2) Supporting Transitions, 3) Nurturing Responsible Behavior
Hand in Hand Video Training Series
Strategies to support play based learning: When a Child Doesn’t Play, The Child Who Wanders, The Child Who Dabbles, The Child Who Appears Anxious, The Child Who Appears Aloof, The Child Who is Ignored, The Child Who is Rejected