A project of Wheelock College’s ASPIRE Institute since July 2011, Connected Beginnings Training Institute (CBTI) was launched by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay/Merrimack Valley, Inc. (UWMB) in 2006 to build the capacity of infant and early … Read More
Connected Beginnings’ Senior Program Director Mary Watson Avery had the opportunity to collaborate with the Center for Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut University in contributing to their social emotional video series. The latest video in this series is “Building Supportive Environments for Young Children: Setting Rules and Expectations.” Featuring teachers and staff from a variety of settings, the video explores the importance of positive guidance, teaching social skills, and devising rules with young children. See the video at: http://www.easternct.edu/cece/environments-rules-and-expectations/.
Find the other videos in the series at: http://www.easternct.edu/cece/social-emotional/
Many early educators and program leaders are concerned about the impact of the recent election on children and families. Young children might have been witness to disturbing media, heated conversations between adults, and/or reports of community unrest. Some children might be confused, feel anxious, or have behavioral issues in the classroom. Some families might be feeling vulnerable or concerned about anticipated changes in national policies, national protests, and reports of community violence. This resource from the Pyramid Model Consortium provides suggestions for program leaders and practitioners to provide support to young children and their families. http://www.pyramidmodel.org/uploads/9/5/6/3/9563066/2016-11_difficult_time_support.pdf