Classroom Management of Behaviour Difficulties in Early Years
| Classroom Management of Behaviour Difficulties in Early Years           |
10/06/2022 10:30 - Announcements (Locality: Kildare)
The Institute of Child Education & Psychology (ICEP) Europe are a key partner on new Erasmus+ research project, which aims to reduce behavioural problems in early childhood.
• Irish parents report an increase in young children´s emotional problems, conduct problems, and hyperactivity since the Covid-19 pandemic.
• This project aims to address behaviour problems in early years education, by building children’s socioemotional competence, in a socially inclusive environment.
• Training materials to be made widely available for early childhood educators across the country.
The Institute of Child Education & Psychology (ICEP) Europe are delighted to be a key partner on a new Erasmus+ funded project titled PBS-ECEC: Implementing Positive Behaviour Support in Early Childhood Education and Care along with institutions from Greece, Cyprus and Portugal. This is just one of a number of high profile Erasmus+ and Justice-programme projects that ICEP are involved in.
Irish parents express concerns over the negative effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on their children´s socio-emotional development. They report increased incidence of tantrums, anxiety, clinginess, boredom, and under-stimulation in their children. Going forward, it is important that teachers possess appropriate knowledge and resources needed to tackle the negative emotional and behavioural impacts of the Covid-19 related lockdowns.
Research shows that when Programme Wide Positive Behaviour Support (PW-PBS) is implemented systematically and with fidelity, behavioural problems decrease, student achievement improves, school climate becomes more positive and safer among children and staff, bullying behaviour decreases, and student social competence improves.
Through collaboration with Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) centres and academic institutions in Europe, this project focuses on applying a programme-wide approach to promote children’s socioemotional competence. The project aims to address behaviour problems in early years education, by building children’s socioemotional competence, in a socially inclusive environment.
The project will examine the design and implementation of PW-PBS across early childhood settings, with specific emphasis on a train the trainer model, educator training materials and a web-based space to share project activities.
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