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Kentucky Intiative for Social Skills and Emotional Development

Kentucky Initiative for Social Skills and Emotional Development

“KISSED”

 

Description

The Kentucky Initiative for Social Skills and Emotional Development (KISSED) utilizes a team based Professional Learning format to train early childhood educators and support staff to facilitate social-emotional development in young children.

Participants will learn a systematic approach that uses three levels of intervention practices (Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 RtI) to teach specific social and emotional skills, to prevent challenging behaviors, and to provide intensive intervention for children that need additional, individualized support.

Goals

Using a team approach to promote social-emotional development of all children, teachers will:

  1. Design environments to promote social-emotional development of all children.

  2. Create daily routines which promote social-emotional development of all children.

  3. Establish strong, nurturing relationships with all children, families and colleagues.

  4. Use specific social-emotional teaching strategies to promote social competence.

  5. Using data, teachers, will develop and implement a functional assessment behavior plan for children needing additional supports.

  6. Teachers will access additional resources to support children and their families who display severe social-emotional behavioral problems.

Suggested Team Composition

  • Preschool, Head Start, Child Care teachers and/or Instructional Assistants
  • Kindergarten teacher and/or Instructional Assistant
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Related Service Providers (OT, PT, SLP, etc.)
  • Other Stakeholders in Early Childhood Education

Dates

  • Day 1: October 14, 2016 (Ashland Independent Board Office)
  • Day 2: December 2, 2016 (Ashland Independent Board Office)
  • Day 3: January, 20, 2017 (Ashland Independent Board Office)
  • Day 4 & 5: March 9-10, 2017 (Lexington)

Please contact Stacey Stevens (stacey.stevens@ashland.kyschools.us) for more information.

Please feel free to contact the Ashland RTC with any questions or concerns.