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Season 2, Episode 2: Planning Ahead: Environments that Support Positive Behavior

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Season 2, Episode 2: Planning Ahead: Environments that Support Positive Behavior

When infants and young children can count on an environment to be safe, predictable, and supportive, the more likely they are to develop skills needed to deal with challenging situations. Episode 2 discusses how to create those positive environments with small changes that can make a world of difference.

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To learn more about Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and how creating a nurturing and predictable learning environment can help children manage their behavior download the print version or view the magazine online.

Helpful Resources—Episode 2: Environments that Support Positive Behavior

Go Deeper...

with this collection of additional reading on the main topics of each episode.

Try these Learning Activities...

and improve your practice by engaging in these activities designed to help you put your knowledge into practice.

See it in Action...

with these video exemplars that showcase the concepts discussed in the show and magazine, in practice.

Reflect on Bias and Behavior...

with these resources to increase your self-awareness and address unconscious biases that are likely to be impacting children in your program.

Dive into Books

  • Know and Follow the Rules by Cheri Meiners (Bilingual: Saber y seguir las reglas por Cheri Meiners)
  • Hands are not for Hitting by Martine Agassi (Bilingual: Las Manos no son Para Pegar por Martine Agassi)
  • Teeth are Not for Biting by Elizabeth Verdict (Bilingual: Los dientes no son Para Morder por Elizabeth Verdict)
  • Let’s Play in the Forest by Claude Rueda (Bilingual: Juguemos en el Bosque por Claude Rueda)
  • Leo Loves Baby Time by Anna McQuinn (Bilingual: A Leo le gusta Bebelandia por Anna McQuinn)
  • Little Dinos Don’t Hit by Michael Dahl
  • Little Tiger Picks Up by Michael Dahl
  • Bella’s Rules by Elissa Haden Guest
  • Please Baby Please by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee
  • Dinosaur vs. School by Bob Shea
  • Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha
  • Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, are you Going to Sleep? by Michael Sampson

TRANSLATION NOTE: Please be aware that there might be slight discrepancies and minor differences between the posted, printed, or electronic text in English and the corresponding Spanish translation, due to the editing and updating of the different versions.

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