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Emergencies and National Disasters: Helping Children and Families Cope

The following are resources to support families in helping young children cope with the challenges that might occur during stressful emergency or disaster situations. This website will be updated as we obtain more resources.

Let’s work as a community to support our little ones! Do you have a COVID 19/emergency-related Pyramid Model or early childhood resource you want to share with families? Email it to sipayton@usf.edu.

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Infographic

Helping your child during the pandemic provides families with a few strategies to help their child cope during the pandemic. Programs and professionals are encouraged to post this resource on their web sites or share through social media.

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Infographic

Helping your child during the pandemic provides families with a few strategies to help their child cope during the pandemic. Programs and professionals are encouraged to post this resource on their web sites or share through social media.

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Scripted Story

Use this scripted story to teach a child about the why and how to wash hands.

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Scripted Story

Use this scripted story to teach a child about the why and how to wash hands.

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Webinar

This presentation will focus on specific steps that early care and education administrators and practitioners can and need to take right no to ensure a functional preschool setting during this pandemic. Specific examples from the Pyramid Model will be highlighted.

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Scripted Story

Use this sample scripted story to help support children when the day at school is different, specifically when children are temporarily in a different classroom with a new teacher.

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Scripted Story

Use this sample scripted story to help support children when the day at school is different, specifically when children are temporarily in a different classroom with a new teacher.

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Infographic, Tip Sheet

Tips for helping your child during the pandemic provides families with suggestions and resources for helping their child cope with stress, changes, and staying at home.

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Tip Sheet

Tips for helping your child during the pandemic provides families with suggestions and resources for helping their child cope with stress, changes, and staying at home.

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Scripted Story

This scripted story helps to explain to children the how, why, and when of wearing face masks.

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Scripted Story

This scripted story helps to explain to children the how, why, and when of wearing face masks.

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Community Partner Resources

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Tip Sheet

Many early childhood educators and families of young children have been launched into the world of online learning in 2020. This resource provides a few tips from parents for parents on how to support children and yourself during online learning experiences.

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Scripted Story

Scripted story to help families explain to children why they have to stay home during emergency or disaster situations.

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Scripted Story

Scripted story to help families explain to children why they have to stay home during emergency or disaster situations.

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Community Partner Resources

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Visual Support

Try these strategies with your child! The more you use a calming strategy and practice the strategy with your child, the more likely they are to use the strategy when experiencing anger, stress, sadness, or frustration.

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Visual Support

Try these strategies with your child! The more you use a calming strategy and practice the strategy with your child, the more likely they are to use the strategy when experiencing anger, stress, sadness, or frustration.

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Infographic

This infographic is the first in a series of tips for families. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

This infographic is the first in a series of tips for families. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

This infographic is the first in a series of tips for families. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

This infographic is the first in a series of tips for families. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

This infographic is the first in a series of tips for families. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

This infographic is the first in a series of tips for families. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

This infographic is the first in a series of tips for families. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Tip Sheet

Many early childhood educators and families of young children have been launched into the world of online learning in 2020. This resource provides a few tips from parents for parents on how to support children and yourself during online learning experiences.

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Tip Sheet

This resource includes instructions and tips for families on how to create a calm down area at home.

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Tip Sheet

This resource includes instructions and tips for families on how to create a calm down area at home.

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Scripted Story

Tucker the Turtle provides a scripted story to teach young children how to calm down when they have strong feelings by tucking into their shell and taking deep breaths. The story also includes visuals to help children learn how to use the strategy.

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Scripted Story

Tucker the Turtle provides a scripted story to teach young children how to calm down when they have strong feelings by tucking into their shell and taking deep breaths. The story also includes visuals to help children learn how to use the strategy.

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Scripted Story

Tucker the Turtle provides a scripted story to teach young children how to calm down when they have strong feelings by tucking into their shell and taking deep breaths. The story also includes visuals to help children learn how to use the strategy.

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Scripted Story

Scripted story to help children understand the steps to problem solving. Includes problem scenario cards to help children practice finding a solution to common social problems.

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Scripted Story

Scripted story to help children understand the steps to problem solving. Includes problem scenario cards to help children practice finding a solution to common social problems.

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Scripted Story

Scripted story to help children understand the steps to problem solving. Includes problem scenario cards to help children practice finding a solution to common social problems.

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Scripted Story

Scripted story to help children understand the steps to problem solving. Includes problem scenario cards to help children practice finding a solution to common social problems.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Infographic

When a child is engaged in challenging behavior or experiencing anger, stress, sadness or frustration, it is important to stay calm. The strategies in this infographic help both caregiver and child stay calm during challenging behavior. Early care and education and family support programs are encouraged to download the infographic to use in their social media to families or repost on their web site.

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Tip Sheet

This tipsheet includes suggestions and resources to help you take care of yourself so you can support your child.

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Tip Sheet

This tipsheet includes suggestions and resources to help you take care of yourself so you can support your child.

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Webinar

Shifts in the need for flexible service delivery require professionals to think carefully on the methods used to provide services that still meet FAPE, LRE, and Data requirements. Inclusive practices an be used regardless of instructional modality because of their operationalized nature. This webinar highlights the Early Care and Education Environmental Indicators which can be used to identify practices and provides examples of the elements for online, hybrid, and in-person settings.

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Due to the COVID pandemic, coaches and coachees have needed to adapt their coaching delivery and social-emotional teaching practices to a virtual format. Some of these practices are easier to adapt than others, leaving coaches and coachees wondering what to do. This webinar discusses how Pyramid Model practices can be used in virtual learning and strategies for implementing coaching of teachers virtually, including how to conduct observations and collect information on coachee practices.

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Tip Sheet

With children learning at home, our connections with families are so important. These tips will
help you be focused and responsive during those calls or virtual meetings.

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Webinar

Join NCPMI leaders Lise Fox and Mary Louise Hemmeter for a discussion about what practices should be implemented to support children as they return to the classroom. The presenters will identify the priority social-emotional teaching practices for the preschool classroom, the use of Pyramid Model practices to support children entering kindergarten, and partnerships with families.

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Join us for a discussion to learn about how early childhood education and care programs are being guided to use Pyramid Model practices in addressing the needs of young children during the Pandemic and other Traumatic Events. Our panel will discuss the impact of trauma on young children’s social-emotional health and how Child Care Resource & Referral leaders are making a difference in the support of programs.

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Webinar

Are you providing early intervention or preschool services using distance technology? Do you have questions about how you can support families as they help their children with learning activities or conducting intervention within routines? NCPMI faculty share ideas on checking in with families, how to respond to difficult questions, and resources that might be shared.

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Checklist

This checklist provides teachers with guidance about using Pyramid Model practices within virtual learning.

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Form

This document is designed to be used to gather information about the children in your classrooms. It will provide teachers with important information to help them build a relationship with each and every child and family.

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Form

This document is designed to be used to gather information about the children in your classrooms. It will provide teachers with important information to help them build a relationship with each and every child and family.

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Video

Lise Fox discusses the guidance in NCPMI’s Leadership Team Guide for Re-Opening Programs and other re-opening resources.

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Video

Brief video (9 min) that describes the strategies that might be used by early childhood programs and educators to promote social and emotional skills and prevent challenging behavior. The video provides information on universal and targeted practices and materials that might be used.

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Video

Brief video (9 min) that describes the strategies that might be used by early childhood programs and educators to promote social and emotional skills and prevent challenging behavior. The video provides information on universal and targeted practices and materials that might be used.

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Tip Sheet

With children learning at home, our connections with families are so important. These tips will
help you be focused and responsive during those calls or virtual meetings.

www
Webinar

Join NCPMI leaders Lise Fox and Mary Louise Hemmeter for a discussion about what practices should be implemented to support children as they return to the classroom. The presenters will identify the priority social-emotional teaching practices for the preschool classroom, the use of Pyramid Model practices to support children entering kindergarten, and partnerships with families.

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Visual Support

Use this visual choice board to help young children select and use a classroom greeting while maintaining social distancing. Includes a blank space for teachers to insert their language translations as needed.

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Visual Support

Use this visual choice board to help young children select and use a classroom greeting while maintaining social distancing.

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Webinar

Join us for a discussion to learn about how early childhood education and care programs are being guided to use Pyramid Model practices in addressing the needs of young children during the Pandemic and other Traumatic Events. Our panel will discuss the impact of trauma on young children’s social-emotional health and how Child Care Resource & Referral leaders are making a difference in the support of programs.

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Tip Sheet

Here are tips and ideas for helping children identify emotions when your face, your most expressive feature, is covered by a mask. Use these strategies to let children know that behind the mask, a kind and warm expression is still there!

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Scripted Story

Use this scripted story to teach a child about the why and how to wash hands.

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Scripted Story

Use this scripted story to teach a child about the why and how to wash hands.

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Form

Programs can use this form to gather information from families as to the impact from the pandemic and best ways to support the child and family.

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Form

Programs can use this form to gather information from families as to the impact from the pandemic and best ways to support the child and family.

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Form

Programs can use this form to gather information from families as to the impact from the pandemic and best ways to support the child and family.

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Fact Sheet

Use this tip sheet to help practitioners of infants and toddlers intentionally plan and think about how to reconnect, help children transition back to the classroom, and support children’s social and emotional development after being away from the program.

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Fact Sheet

Use this tip sheet to help practitioners of infants and toddlers intentionally plan and think about how to reconnect, help children transition back to the classroom, and support children’s social and emotional development after being away from the program.

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Fact Sheet

Rebuilding the Pyramid: Reconnecting After a Break is a one page tip sheet to help preschool practitioners intentionally plan and think about how to support children’s use of social and emotional skills that are important to re-teach or remind children after being away from a classroom. Areas to focus on include: schedules and routines, supportive conversations, expectations and rules, positive descriptive feedback and emotional support.

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Fact Sheet

Rebuilding the Pyramid: Reconnecting After a Break is a one page tip sheet to help preschool practitioners intentionally plan and think about how to support children’s use of social and emotional skills that are important to re-teach or remind children after being away from a classroom. Areas to focus on include: schedules and routines, supportive conversations, expectations and rules, positive descriptive feedback and emotional support.

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Tip Sheet

When children engage in behavior that pushes your buttons, it is important to be intentional in how you respond. This resource provides strategies that you might use when a child’s behavior pushes your buttons to help you respond in a way that is supportive of the child.

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Video

Brief video (9 minutes) that describes the impact of COVID-19 and potential impact on children’s social-emotional wellness. The video provides guidance on pivotal practices that can promote social-emotional skill development and how programs can use a trauma -informed care approach.

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Video

Brief video (9 minutes) that describes the impact of COVID-19 and potential impact on children’s social-emotional wellness. The video provides guidance on pivotal practices that can promote social-emotional skill development and how programs can use a trauma-informed care approach.

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Guide

This document is designed to guide the Program Leadership Team around considerations for supporting children, families, and staff as they return to the program. The guidance includes Pyramid Model practices you know and encourages you to think about those strategies from a trauma-informed perspective. While the leadership team may not know who among children, families, and staff have or are experiencing trauma, a trauma-informed approach guides programs in providing a safe and nurturing environment where children, families, and staff can build resilience, feel safe, and recover.

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Tip Sheet

As early childhood programs work on re-opening after a long closure, they can use these online communication and phone scripts to help guide your conversations with families.

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Scripted Story

This scripted story helps to explain to children the how, why, and when of wearing face masks.

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Scripted Story

This scripted story helps to explain to children the how, why, and when of wearing face masks.

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