Smart Beginnings stresses that communication between parents and caregivers is essential for many reasons, including addressing behavioral problems. This is easier said than done and the behavior may be addressed but the questions regarding the cause can still remain.
A great first step for parents and caregivers is to review Help Me Grow, an informative guide about the social-emotional behavior of children and the resources available. Among the various programs to help parents and caregivers is the pro-active team known as BITSE (Behavioral Intervention Team Social-Emotional-pronounced ‘bitsy’).
The BITSE team is a free service provided by Smart Beginnings for care centers, preschool programs, and home day cares. The team includes a professional consultant who observes the child as an individual and looks at both home and day care environments. By assessing a child’s entire environment, missing links can be identified and the “Why’s” can be answered. The BITSE team provides additional guidance about how to address and overcome the issues.