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.

Questions about Kids

Get answers to important questions that parents and caregivers have about child development. Some fact sheets are available in Spanish, Somali, and/or Hmong.

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.