Jan 13, 2017
Important News for Schools and Child Care Facilities: Flu Season. Schools and child-care settings are required to post influenza educational material, in plain view, within their facilities. Information should be posted starting now. Influenza season begins in early fall and can last through May. Read more at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services website.
Dec 09, 2016
The Flu Shot is Your Best Shot! It's not too late to get the flu shot... An annual flu vaccine is the single best way to protect against the flu. Visit the link to read the full article at the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
Dec 02, 2016
Study: Daily Routines Impact Childhood Development. A collaborative study, led by University at Albany psychologist Jennifer Weil Malatras, found that individuals who grow up with predictable, daily routines are less likely to have time management or attention problems as adults. Visit the link to read the full article.
Dec 02, 2016
Educational Incentive Program (EIP) 2017. The Information Booklet and Application for the 2017 Educational Incentive Program is now available online. You can also apply online right on our website.
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Training offers FREE 24/7 online Mandated Reporter Training in Child Abuse and Neglect/Maltreatment Identification.
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On November 3, 2016, we held the second in a two part series of Videoconferences “Addressing Challenging Behaviors: The Pyramid Model in Action”. We received many requests asking to make the videoconference available for those who could not attend that evening, so here it is!
We encourage you to watch this webcast to learn about what the Pyramid Model is and how you can use it in your program to reduce challenging behaviors and support families. You will learn about and see specific Pyramid Model tools and strategies in action, including: visual cues and schedules, scripted stories, book nooks, building emotional vocabulary, communicating with children, problem solving steps and solution cards.
The Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children is a sound framework of evidence-based practices developed by the Center for the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) and the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI) to promote social and emotional competence in early care and education systems. The Pyramid Model provides universal supports to all children to promote wellness, targeted services to those who need more support, and intensive services to those who need them.
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