Learn about the key skills described by the term executive function, as well as the role of culture and context in shaping children’s behavior in different environments. Then gain practical strategies for supporting the development of executive function skills in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Explore co-regulation and discover how children learn self-regulation through the caring relationships in their lives.
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.
Adults can model managing difficult feelings for the children they care for. This Resource Guide will assist you in gauging your own stress levels and monitoring your responses to different challenging behaviors.