Preschool Consultants assist administrators, teachers, and parents in essential ways:
I assist teachers with reflection and problem-solving in response to challenging classroom management or individual behavioral problems. This could include implementing specific activities which promote typical development, using relationship-based means of increasing a child's sense of security, and employing behavioral systems or other strategies within the classroom. I also provide support to teachers as they prepare to communicate developmental and/or behavioral concerns to parents and caregivers.
I provide training to parents and staff on a wide variety of topics related to the psychological, emotional, social, and cognitive development of preschoolers. I have experience leading Parent Forums on the topics of Understanding Children's Behavior, The Importance of Play, Dealing with Tantrums, and Kindergarten Preparation. In addition, I have facilitated teacher trainings on the topic of Easing Transitions in Early Childhood.
Through reflective practice, I help teachers and parents understand why a child is struggling and what can be done to help. This can be accomplished through classroom observation, completion of questionnaires and developmental screening instruments, and discussion between parents, teachers and me.