Q. I have a child in my program who refuses to eat most food that is offered. This child loves to eat bread, crackers, yogurt and fruit. My expectation is for every child to try at least one bite before they get more of the food they like.Continue reading
I have a child in my group who often engages in challenging behaviours and this child takes much of my attention. How do I divide my time between all the needs of the children?Continue reading
Q. A child always brings toys or an object from home even if told it is against our policies. This is especially important given all the security measures during Covid-19. What can I do to decrease this from occurring?Continue reading
Q. We have a school-age child who struggles with organizing their personal items. For example, they will place their toys, books or school work on their table and not have space for their snack. They have a hard time finding things in their cubby when it’s time to get dressed to go outside. What can we do to help him?Continue reading
This storybook teaches kids about freeze, flight and fight and helps them learn some basic self-regulation skills. Understanding freeze, flight and fight can allow for new conversations about how your child feels and what to do to help them manage their big feelings.
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CISS Behaviour Consultant Pina Giovannitti explains Safe and Secure Relationship and how it can reduce challenging behaviours in your program. The first video in a series of 3. See Empathetic Response and Conflict Resolution.
Creating Safe and Secure Relationships in early learning environments results in children who are confident and curious to learn, more able to problem solve and have increased levels of frustration tolerance. Safe and Secure Relationships are essential and are the foundation in reducing behavioural challenges in all age groups. When a child is treated with empathy, they gain a sense of belonging that leads to positive relationships and optimal learning. Further, when children are treated with empathy they learn how to be empathetic towards others. Continue reading