1 - Developmentally Appropriate

     Expectations & Guidance

Free Live

Virtual Training 

Offered midday, evenings and weekends

2 - Building Positive Relationships

3 - Responsive Classroom Environment

4 - Effective Communication with Parents

Empowering Early Childhood Educators to Reduce Preschool Expulsions

An Online Training Program by Green Space Learning

Earn 12+ Training Hours

Free to all Texas Licensed Providers

Live Group Discussion

Our Facebook Group community is a place for questions, sharing and support as we grow and learn together. Join Us. 

Classroom Visit

Classroom Visits are included with this training program to offer in-person or virtual collaboration, mentorship and support.

Self-Paced Courses

Choose from over 10 hours of self-paced courses on related special topics to complete at your own pace.

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Why focus on challenging behaviors?

Research has shown us that children of color, especially Black boys, are disproportionately experiencing suspension and expulsion from preschool at a rate three times that of their white peers.

Early childhood teachers, no matter their race, show implicit bias towards children of color by expecting misbehavior, rating the severity of those behaviors, and seeing age appropriate behavior as problematic.

FAQ's

How do I get started?

After enrolling, join our Facebook group, view the live training schedule to choose your date or browse optional self-paced courses.

Who can enroll?

If you are a licensed child care provider in the state of Texas, you can enroll - for free!

When are trainings? 

The Free Live Virtual Trainings are offered middays, evenings and weekends. Join us here

What will I need?

  • Any device with internet access

  • Zoom (optional) and Facebook Account

About Our Program

Empowered by a grant from Texas Workforce Commission (TWC); 
Green Space Learning designed the Addressing Challenging Behaviors program in conjunction with our partnering agencies to reduce expulsions in preschools.  

We are committed to improving access to quality child care across the state of Texas by assisting Early Childhood Professionals in developing a positive learning environment in the classroom. As a part of this initiative, we are supporting the implementation of developmentally appropriate and anti-racism programming for young children through meaningful professional development, implicit bias training, and access to early childhood mental health consultants.

Our hopes are that through the Addressing Challenging Behaviors program, early childhood teachers will use new skills to minimize behavior issues, learn and understand their internal biases, collectively and individually reduce those biases, and reduce or eliminate preschool suspension and expulsions.