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Early Learning Partners is a minority woman-owned company dedicated to ensuring successful learning experiences for young children.  Through live and in-person training events, Early Learning Partners is dedicated to spreading the mission of empowering parents, caregivers, and educators to start (and keep) children on a positive learning trajectory.  

Early Learning Partners offers workshops for preschool parents struggling with challenging behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New workshop focuses on families dealing with the negative impact of COVID-19 on social-emotional skills in children ages 3-5 years old.

Farmington Hills, MI–January 21, 2022–Local company, Early Learning Partners, will host a workshop for preschool parents and families struggling with challenging behavior and a decline in social-emotional skills related to the COVID-19 pandemic on February 25, 2022 at 7 p.m. via ZOOM.  

The two-hour workshop will be presented by Brandi Grays, founder of Early Learning Partners,  local teacher, and early-childhood trainer.  “Besides trying to parent their children and remain employed many parents are also trying to fulfill the role of teacher and childcare provider.  Parents are feeling stressed and that stress trickles down to children.  Along with many other reasons, increased stress can cause children to exhibit behaviors that are difficult to manage” says Grays.

The National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University shared data in February 2021 that highlights this increase in challenging behavior.  “Parents surveyed in December 2020 reported unusually high social-emotional…problems for their young children” (https://nieer.org/research-report/seven-impacts-of-the-pandemic-on-young-children-and-their-parents-initial-findings-from-nieers-december-2020-preschool-learning-activities-survey).  According to the data, the percentage of children experiencing high levels of social-emotional difficulties is higher than in years past.    

The workshop will highlight some of the many reasons that challenging behaviors have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide hands-on strategies that families can use to manage and, hopefully, decrease the behaviors.  

Tickets are currently on sale on Eventbrite (www.calmingchallengingbehavior.eventbrite.com).  Tickets are $69 each.