Preschool classrooms help children gain a foundation in the knowledge and skills needs for later school success. The daily schedule, room setup, teacher instruction, and classroom activities all play a role in a good learning environment. While many similarities exist across all preschool classrooms, there are specific strategies to create optimal learning environments for young children exhibiting challenging behaviors.
Hyperactive, non-compliant, and disruptive behaviors in the classroom are often challenges for early childhood educators, regardless of whether a young child is diagnosed with ADHD or not. Understanding the rationale for and principles of behavior management and self-regulation approaches can help you support positive development for young children.
Many children between the ages of 3 and 5 are impulsive, inattentive, and very active. As a teacher, it can be a challenge to determine whether these behaviors are developmentally appropriate or not. Furthermore, if behaviors are deemed a concern, what are the next steps you can take?