According to Los Angeles Times, more preschoolers have been biting, kicking and throwing objects since the pandemic, leading staff to grapple with how best to manage the behavior in light of stricter state discipline regulations aimed at limiting suspensions and expulsions. Read the article: https://lat.ms/3Tb6ZrZ
Reducing child-to-staff ratios, increasing wages and providing training can better equip early childhood providers to alleviate disruptive behavior. Additional funding for free resources can support states, programs, and teachers in enhancing children's social-emotional well-being and mental health, strengthening family-program relationships and addressing biases in early learning settings, benefiting both parents and providers. Visit https://bit.ly/3s48XPJ for more resources on advocating for workforce and family support.