Strategy Library

Browse and review strategies you can use to support children's social, emotional, and self-regulation skills.

This library contains strategies that can be used to foster specific social-emotional skills, both with individual children or within a group setting. Our strategy offerings range from short, informative webinars to complete learning suites that include printable resources. 

Our strategy library is a work in progress. Each month, we will add new strategies that are focused on a particular social-emotional or self-regulation skill. Check back often for more freely available resources!

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Supporting Emotion Regulation

Help children recognize, describe, and manage emotions using a range of evidence-based strategies.

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Banking Time with Individual Children

A targeted strategy for building positive, sensitive, and supportive relationships with a child.

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Teacher to Teacher Consistency

Learn how communication and collaboration between teachers support student learning.

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Transitions and Routines

Learn how to create transitions and routines that maximize engagement and minimize downtime.

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Cues and Visuals

This strategy is a great way to help children know what to expect and what is coming next.

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Providing Choice

Children thrive when they are active agents in their own learning. Find out how you can use this strategy.

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Modifying Activities and Environments

This suite covers strategies for supporting children’s behavior by maximizing engagement.

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Supporting Friendships Skills

This suite includes strategies to help children practice social skills and make friendships.

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Supporting Social Problem Solving

This suite includes a set of clear strategies and steps to guide children as they solve social problems.

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Encouragement and Affirmation

Learn how positive, authentic encouragement and affirmations help boost children’s confidence.

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Reinforcement

This strategy gives attention to children’s positive behaviors using praise, recognition, or rewards.

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Effective Instructions

Learn how to craft simple and clear statements that share your behavioral expectations

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Fostering Teacher-Child Relationships

Explore effective ways to strengthen your relationship with every child.

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Effective Consequences

This strategy helps children choose positive behaviors by linking behaviors to outcomes - both positive and negative.

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Covid-19 Adaptations

Whether you are teaching in a virtual, hybrid, or in-person setting, this webinar series provides ideas for making your interactions with young children as meaningful and effective as possible
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Supporting Behavior During COVID-19

This webinar shares effective strategies you can use to support positive behaviors and engagement in any setting.

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Supporting Strong Emotions During Covid-19

This webinar explores how we can validate and support children’s strong emotions as they adapt to an evolving learning environment.

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Relationship-Building During COVID-19

This webinar covers relationship-building strategies you can use in a virtual, hybrid, or socially distanced setting.

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Celebrating Sense of Self During COVID-19

This webinar explores key strategies to support children's sense of self and celebrate culture and diversity in your classroom.

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Fostering Empathy During Covid-19

This webinar explores how we help young children develop empathy and understanding, a critical life skill that supports our relationships with others.

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Fostering Emotional Literacy During COVID-19

This webinar explores three key strategies that can help children connect a wide range of feelings with emotion words.

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Preparing for Social Problem Solving During COVID-19

This webinar shares effective strategies you can use to prepare children for social situations as they head back into the classroom.

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