Tip Sheets

A collection of resources on topics of relevance to early childhood educators and others who work with young children, as well as to parents and caregivers. Is there a topic you’d like to see covered? Email us.

Infant and toddler

Definition of Infant Mental Health

Guidelines for Referral: Red Flags


Challenging Behavior and Children’s Mental Health

Relationship-Based Teaching: Challenges and Benefits

Institute on Community Integration LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors


Functional Behavioral Assessment of Young Children

Healthy child and youth development tip sheets by Martha Farrell Erickson, Ph.D.

The Three Cs: Critical Ingredients for Healthy Child and Youth Development

The Three Cs: Strategies for Parents of Children Ages Birth to 4

The Three Cs: Strategies for Parents of Children Ages 5 to 11

Additional tip sheets

These tip sheets were authored by Kareen Smith as part of the grant “Special Project to Provide Technical Assistance, Inservice Training, and Site Development for Positive Behavioral Support Strategies for Students with Disabilities,” from the U.S. Department of Education. Principal investigators for the project were Scott McConnell, Ph.D., of the UMN Institute on Community Integration, and Carolyn Elliott of the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning.

Positive Classroom Environment and Student-Teacher Rapport

Schedules of Reinforcement

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