Services for

Schools + Teachers

The behavioral and social-emotional challenges school leaders and teachers face while supporting young children seem greater than ever.

What if you could:

  • As a school leader, you could spend more time focusing on your work and less time managing challenging behaviors?
  • As a teacher, you could feel confident about which behavior intervention to use and when to use it?

Research shows that access to early childhood mental health consultants can increase a teacher’s capacity to identify and manage challenging behavior (NAEYC 2018).

Help has arrived!

Emotional Milestones offers a menu of supportive services to build the social-emotional capacity of your program.

Menu of Services

Description

Together we work through a needs assessment to determine program strengths and areas of need. With the support of your leadership team, we create a sustainable action plan to improve your program’s policies, procedures, and social-emotional practices. 

Professional Development: Tailored to your organization’s unique needs, our high-quality, high-energy, insightful trainings are designed to bridge theory and practice, boosting the capacity of your teaching staff.

Benefits:

  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Improved staff self-efficacy
  • Increased shared philosophy of mental and behavioral health
  • Improved classroom environments
Benefits
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Improved staff self-efficacy
  • Increased shared philosophy of mental and behavioral health
  • Improved classroom environments
Description

Concerned about professional development that just doesn’t stick? In the busy world of early childhood education, teachers often attend professional development sessions, get inspired, and ready to make change, only to get caught up in the reality of work. Learning Loops can break this cycle.

Learning Loops focus on both teacher and student skill-building.    

Teacher: Provide real-time coaching in the classroom so that staff receives actionable feedback and support while implementing new skills.

Student: Facilitate evidence-based social-emotional learning for large and small groups of students to model effective strategies for teaching these crucial skills.

  • Classroom Coaching: Work collaboratively with classroom staff to initiate and modify routines – promoting safety and developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Sunshine Circles®: Adult-directed, structured play-based groups incorporating playful, cooperative, and nurturing activities to enhance self-regulation and social skills in young children. Unlike other SEL curriculums, Sunshine Circles provides an experiential approach allowing students of all abilities to participate with their peers. 
  • Ready CLASS®: Classrooms Learning Applied Sensory Strategies is an 8-week classroom intervention that teaches children how to identify and change their regulatory states using sensory-based strategies as needed.
Benefits
  • Increased confidence addressing challenging behaviors
  • Increased positive discipline strategies
  • Reduced teacher stress levels
  • Teacher-child relationships
  • Improved social and emotional skills for students and teachers
Description

Young Children who show signs of social and emotional difficulties face an upward battle. These children are more likely to suffer rejection, do poorly in school, develop low self-esteem and face disciplinary issues. A small percentage of students may require more intensive and individualized support to improve behavioral outcomes.

We work with the student’s team to collect data, identify the function of the behavior, develop a positive behavior intervention plan, and teach appropriate behavior skills.

Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is the formal process for ensuring student’s plan centers on the “why” behind the behavior. An FBA allows teams to identify which interventions are most likely to be effective for the student.

Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) puts the observations made in a Functional Behavioral Assessment into a concrete plan of action for managing a student’s behavior by addressing the environment, teacher response to a behavior, and strategies for teaching new skills to replace challenging behaviors.

Direct Services and time-limited mental health supports may be provided to the student on a case by case basis.

Benefits
  • Decreased problem behaviors, especially externalizing ones
  • Decreased numbers of children expelled for behavior
  • Greater gains in socialization, emotional competence, and communication

School Service Fees

School Services may be purchased a la carte or in a combination.

Daily Rate: $365 + fees for travel & supplies • Please note: a minimum of 3 days may be required for some services 

3 days of services = $1000 • 6 days of services = $2000 •  12 days of services = $4000 • 36 weeks (2 days a week) = $25,000

 

Professional Development Workshops

“When Teachers Stop Learning, So Do the Students.” – Jim Knight

Description

The goal of this training is to assist childcare providers in managing their day-to-day stress in a way that nurtures their physical and emotional needs and, in turn, those of the children in their care. Participants will understand the differences between stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout, recognizing the link between their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Childcare providers will leave this training with an action plan to address their stress and prevent burnout. 

Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Understand the definition and differences between stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout
  2. Recognize the link between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions
  3. Identify strategies and practice techniques to reduce stress
Description

Having a challenging child in your care can disrupt your whole internal state. It can make you feel inadequate, incompetent, intimidated and inferior. It can also be an opportunity to grow yourself personally and professionally in ways you never thought you’d stretch. Effective discipline recognizes the reasons why kids do what they do and work to change those beliefs, rather than merely attempting to change behavior. This training will help childcare providers understand the purpose behind misbehavior and teach them how to work with the issue, rather than against it. 

Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Learn the theoretical framework behind human behavior
  2. Will understand how unmet needs contribute to misbehavior
  3. Explore new strategies for addressing misbehavior
Description

Child Care professionals are called to accommodate and support children with a variety of needs.  Sensory Processing differences are widely unrecognized since children are developing their need to self-regulate.  Providers can be on the forefront of providing information, resources, and supportive services to individuals with sensory processing differences.  This course unpacks the concept of Sensory Processing and how to apply this knowledge.

Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Gain background knowledge related to sensory processing,
  2. Understand how to informally assess sensory processing differences,
  3. Articulate and differentiate intervention strategies for unique sensory processing needs
Description

In order to support the development of self-regulation in young children, childcare providers need to understand the science behind how these skills develop. In this training childcare providers will learn about the benefits of play and how it contributes to the development of self-regulation. Participants will have an opportunity to practice play-based strategies to promote the development of self-regulation with the children in their care. 

Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Learn the science behind the development of self-regulation in young children
  2. Will understand the benefits of play and how it contributes to the development of self-regulation
  3. Will practice play activities to engage children.
Description

Child Care providers interact with a variety of people, such as parents, staff, other service providers, etc.  Providers who understand personality priorities work more effectively leveraging the individual and collective strengths, navigate areas of potential conflict, and create positive relationships that thrive.  This engaging and interactive workshop teaches how to identify personality priorities, provides tools to build awareness of others, inspire positive communication, and manage interpersonal challenges.  

Objectives

Participants will understand:

  1. How to identify personality priorities in themselves and others
  2. The strengths and areas of growth for each priority and how these contribute to culture and climate
  3. Strategies for communication and connection with different personalities to enhance relationships
Description

Early childhood experiences play a crucial role in long-term outcomes. When children are securely attached, they are able to explore their worlds and develop a range of skills, including the ability to regulate their body and emotions, build an understanding of self and others, and move through complex developmental milestones. However, a compromised or distressed attachment system can have devastating consequences, resulting in feelings of inadequacy and problem behaviors. In this presentation childcare providers will be introduced to the neurobiological theories of attachment and how it influences learning and behavior.

Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Learn the neurobiological constructs behind attachment theory
  2. Understand how attachment influences learning and behavior

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