Early childhood educators get the wonderful privilege of spending their days with active, imaginative young children. The work day can be exciting; however, it can be overwhelming for preschool teachers to interact with twenty preschoolers in the early childhood classroom at one time. Even with the energy and movement in a room full of preschoolers, a talented early childhood educator can use a selection of strategies to guide the behavior of the children in order to have a productive day of learning.
Before the teacher ever addresses the behavior of an individual child, he or she should have several foundational principles established in the classroom.
These four strategies are a great starting place for each preschool teacher to guide the behavior of the children in the classroom.
Dr. Sarah Vanover has been working in the field of early childhood education for over 22 years and has had the opportunity to be a teacher, a director, and a trainer for other early childhood educators. She has a passion for making sure that children with special needs receive high-quality early care and education.