Understanding Challenging Behavior in Young Children
When a provider has a concern about a child’s behavior, it is important to consider what may be influencing the behavior. In this video, early childhood teachers, home child care providers, and experts discuss some of the possible influences of children’s behavior and how to respond objectively.
This video was funded by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
The video may be accessed on YouTube, which provides chapter markings that connect users directly to each section of the video (for trainers/instructors who wish to show only certain segments to the whole group).
Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
In Brief: Early Childhood Mental Health (video)
Kid’s Mental Health Info
Zero to Three
• Guiding Young Children’s Behavior
• Reflecting on Our Reactions and Responses to Children’s Behavior
• Using Literature to Help Children Manage Strong Emotions
• Building Positive Relationships with Young Children
Videographer and Editor: Sean Leser
Content Experts: Dr. Ann Gruenberg and Anne Giordano
Script Consultant: Terry Surprenant
Special thanks to the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, the Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health, and the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership for their guidance on the content of this video. Thanks also to the providers, administrators, and consultants who participated in our 2014 focus groups related to early childhood mental health.
ASPIRE Institute at Wheelock College
Cathy Cares Child Care, Willimantic
Child and Family Development Resource Center, Willimantic
Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
Connecticut Positive Parenting
Cooperative Educational Services School Readiness Program, Trumbull
Danbury Public Schools, Danbury
EASTCONN Killingly Head Start, Killingly
EASTCONN Plainfield Head Start, Plainfield
Housatonic Community College Early Childhood Lab School, Bridgeport
Natchaug Elementary School, Willimantic
New Heights Child Development Center, Windham
Pat’s House Family Childcare, Columbia
Windham Early Childhood Center, Willimantic
Windham Early Head Start, Windham
Women’s League Child Development Center, Hartford