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Looking Beyond Behavior

Looking Beyond Behavior
Specialized Care Provider Program

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Looking Beyond Behavior is a year-long specialized training program for child care centers with the emphasis on the crucial relationship between the socio-emotional and the cognitive development of young children. This training series focuses on trauma informed care and the importance of nurturing relationships to enable teachers to respond to aggressive behaviors using a multitude of techniques to include: Positive Behavior Supports and Conscious Discipline.  Materials will be provided at each class to support the implementation of the new strategies.  Coaches will be on hand on a bi-weekly basis to answer questions and support your efforts with new ideas.

The goal is to create a network of specialized care providers who are able to accommodate and nurture all children in their care by meeting their individual needs. This program also enlists the support of parents.  Providers will be encouraged to host family events to guide their participation in their children’s social emotional development and learning. This partnership between parents and school will create a stable environment that enhances every child’s learning abilities.

We know that cognitive learning cannot occur without the social emotional foundation of self-control, focus and emotional security.  Come learn strategies to form a harmonious school family that fosters learning and connection on a daily basis.

The Specialized Care Provider Program develops skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • The social-emotional development of children, especially those affected by trauma and its impact on the growth of their brains
  • The identification of the form and function of challenging behavior
  • Strategies and tools to de-escalate and resolve conflict and prevent bullying
  • Preventative strategies for the creation of a structured, harmonious environment that fosters creative problem solving and independent ideas
  • The development of a support plan that meets the individual needs of a specific child
  • Teaching strategies and materials for the creation of a classroom family that demonstrates emotional literacy and empathy for each member
  • New curriculum ideas to support the interests of every child and foster reflective thinking

If you are interested in joining our training program or have any questions, please contact
Brett Engisch at 727-400-4456, bengisch@elcpinellas.net
Jennifer Bragdon at 727-400-4455, jbragdon@elcpinellas.net

Sponsored By:
Florida’s Office of Early Learning and Project LAUNCH