Puzzles provides assistance to child care providers and programs that care for young children with challenging behaviors. This is a free service to child care providers and programs within Region 4. The Promoting Healthy Social Behaviors project was designed to assist child care providers in meeting the needs of young children with challenging behaviors. The Behavior Specialist can:

  • Provide specialized consultation, technical assistance and training to help teachers identify, prevent and address challenging behaviors in young children
  • Share techniques that promote social competences in all children in child care
  • Help providers determine strategies to teach children socially appropriate behaviors
  • Work with providers to enhance classroom management techniques and promote child-centered learning activities that promote pro social behaviors

Research says that social-emotional skills are directly related to school success. Children are more likely to be successful in school if they:

  • Can identify emotions in themselves and others
  • Can relate to adults and peers in positive ways
  • Can manage anger, frustration and distress
  • Enjoy learning and approach it with enthusiasm

Children are less likely to be successful in school if they:

  • Are frequently aggressive
  • Engage in oppositional behavior
  • Constantly seek attention
  • Are unable to control their impulsive behavior
  • Are unable to cooperate with others
  • Ignore peers and adults

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Contacts

Jessecia Norris

Healthy Social Behaviors Specialist

(910) 788-6465

Nesmith Building, Rm 209

jesse.norris@sccnc.edu