Behavior Has Meaning

Behavior is communication. Children use behavior to show their wants and needs–even before they can talk. When adults learn to understand and respond appropriately to children’s behaviors, we can develop even better caring relationships with them.

Tips for Supporting Infants’ and Young Children’s Transition as We Re-open

This resource provides guidance for supporting and responding to the stress that some children experienced in transitioning back to child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes tips on making behavior expectations clear, making positive attention a regular part of the day, and more.

Tip Sheets

A collection of resources on topics related to child development and classroom environments, these tip sheets offer useful information for those who work with young children, as well as for parents and caregivers.

Child Development Core Story Videos

Learn about the importance of the early years with this educational video series: Part 1: Brain Architecture, Part 2: Serve and Return, Part 3: Stress, Part 4: Pay Now or Pay Later, and Part 5: Resilience.