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Tackling Challenging Behaviors with JOY

4:00 PM EDT
4:30 PM EDT

Professional Development Webinars Best Practice

In this Tackling Challenging Behaviors webinar series, we will share innovative approaches to building a positive classroom environment. These strategies not only mitigate challenging behaviors, they significantly increase delightful interactions!

Join our experts as they share how to develop strong trust with the children in your care. You will learn: 

  • how to use music and movement for joy, fun, and increased focus;
  • turn transitions into meaningful parts of your day;
  • how to inspire the desire to behave well;
  • and so much more!

Tackling Challenging Behaviors with JOY: mistakes are a part of life and that’s where the learning happens! Join us as we discuss how to create a joyful classroom environment that embraces mistakes. 

Head Start Behavior Experts:

Dr. Deborah Bergeron served as director of the Office of Head Start from 2018-21. From 2019-21 she broadened her leadership as director of the Office of Early Childhood Development in the Administration for Children and Families. Known as “Dr. B” to former students and teachers, she spent three decades in pre-K–12 public education as a classroom teacher and school administrator and currently serves as deputy director for Community Engagement and Innovation at NHSA.


Nick Young has been sharing the joy and enrichment of interactive music and movement with children for over 30 years. Nick began his career as a preschool teacher and created The Young Music Company—a mobile music school for preschoolers—bringing music into the lives of thousands of children every year.