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Center Releases Video on Arranging the Preschool Classroom

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The Center for Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce the release of "Arranging the Classroom," the second segment of the Guiding Young Children's Behavior series of training videos. This segment looks at three ideas teachers can use to arrange classrooms to guide children's behavior. The segment also explores how rearranging the classroom can address behavior problems.

 

To view the videos, visit: http://www.easternct.edu/cece/guidance_training.html

Trusting relationships.jpgThe Center for Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce the release of videos from its Guiding Young Children's Behavior training video. The training video was developed previously with funds from the U.S. Department of Defense and was specifically created for caregivers in U.S. Navy child development centers, but the content is pertinent to early childhood professionals in all center-based settings. 

According to CECE Program Coordinator Julia DeLapp, "As we've shown pieces of the training to different groups in Connecticut and nationally, we heard from many center directors that there was information in there that would greatly benefit their staff. Directors, trainers, and faculty have really appreciated seeing footage from real classrooms, including seeing some challenging behaviors. We wanted to make the videos available to a broader audience."

The training is divided into six segments:

  1. Fostering Trusting Relationships
  2. Arranging the Classroom
  3. Selecting Classroom Materials and Planning the Schedule
  4. Establishing Classroom Rules
  5. Responding to Behavior Problems and Resolving Conflicts
  6. Helping Children Identify and Express Emotions

The Center will release one segment of videos each month from now through June.

The first segment, "Fostering Trusting Relationships," is available now. The segment features interviews with parents about the challenges of a parent's extended absence, and discusses how teachers can build strong relationships with children to support them. To view the videos, visit: http://www.easternct.edu/cece/guidance_training.html