How to Identify and Support Children Experiencing Stress (Child Care Aware of America)


How to Identify and Support Children Experiencing Stress - Recent social and political changes have brought up feelings of fear and anxiety in many communities. In some communities, protests or even violent conflicts may be happening near children. It is not surprising, then, that these communities’ children may be exhibiting signs of anxiety. Child care providers can take steps to help children cope with worry and the uncertainty that change brings. First and foremost, it’s important to reaffirm to children that when they are in child care, they are with people who care for them and will support them. Small and large signs that your program is committed to diversity, inclusion, and support for each and every child may lessen anxiety. In addition, please take a moment to read the following information about stress in young children, and strategies providers can take to reduce children’s stress levels.


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