ERIC Number: ED436884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Foundation for Cooperative Behavior: A LEARNS Early Childhood Monograph. Creating Inclusive Early Care Communities.
Labas, Linda; Kendrick, Martie; Bilodeau, Colette
This monograph was written to accompany a four-part inservice training program for early childhood educators and caretakers in Maine concerning behavioral problems in early childhood settings. It was developed as part of the LEARNS Early Childhood program, Maine's statewide initiative for inclusive education. The focus is on preventing problem behaviors through the creation of environments that build community; emphasize respectful, responsive relations; foster friendships; and teach children to develop skills for peaceful conflict resolution and problem solving. Each chapter is based on one of the program's seminars: (1) belonging, (2) fostering friendships, (3) building peaceful classrooms, and (4) pulling it all together with positive supports. Each chapter includes answers to common questions based on research, practical strategies for implementing the principles identified, and suggested resources (books, articles, videotapes, and Web sites). (Contains 105 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Inclusive Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Peer Relationship, Prevention, Seminars
Center for Community Inclusion, Maine's University Affiliated Program, 5717 Corbett Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5717. Tel: 207-581-1084 (voice); Tel: 207-581-3328 (TTY); Fax: 207-581-1263; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Center for Community Inclusion.
Identifiers - Location: Maine