Behaviors are a form of communication, understanding and effectively responding to behaviors takes knowledge and skill. In this interactive and informative session, we will look at 5 specific components that can contribute to preventing behaviors or reducing behaviors. We will discuss intentional positive guidance and responsive interactions that help develop trust with children. Participants will leave the session with practical and simple strategies that can be implemented right away.
Prerna Richards is an international speaker, coach and consultant. She has been in the early childhood education field for the over three decades. Most recently she started her own consulting business, Together We Grow providing professional development, coaching, and consulting for educators and individual families. She believes every child is born capable and intelligent and deserves the best start in life and this starts with the teachers being trained in the latest research on child growth and development. Her educational philosophy is grounded in a play-based approach along with a strong social-emotional foundation. She is the winner of Susan Hargrave trainer of the year award from TXAEYC in 2020.