Supporting social and emotional growth
As children grow and learn about the world around them, they often struggle with the strong emotions that accompany the daily challenges of growing up. Sometimes this struggle can be revealed in the little one's acting out in their early care environments and classrooms in a way so disruptive it affects their own and other children's ability to learn. KidSquad is dedicated to supporting these children and those who care for them through the early development of social and emotional skills. KidSquad collaborates with teachers, providers, and families to support children in becoming successful in their early care environments and classrooms, thus reducing the risk of expulsion.
And the benefits don’t stop there. As children develop effective social and emotional skills, they learn to relate and get along with others, experience emotions and manage these emotions in healthy ways, enjoying success in school and in their relationships throughout life.
KidSquad consultants come to your childcare setting to observe and team together with teachers and parents to develop a plan to decrease challenging behavior and teach social skills to children. KidSquad also focuses on supporting teachers so they can offer the children social and emotional learning opportunities throughout the day. Best of all, it’s FREE to eligible childcare homes and centers. There is no charge to centers in Douglas and Sarpy County who accept Title XX.
All childcare centers, homes, and early childhood education programs in Douglas and Sarpy Counties taking Title XX, serving children ages 5 or under, are eligible to apply. For more information, contact KidSquad at 402.504.3637.
KidSquad services are provided by a collaborative group of agencies that highly value children, families and early childhood educators in the Omaha community. Child Saving Institute is the lead agency in this collaborative effort that believes strongly in the impact the first five years of life has on children. All are dedicated to supporting early childhood caregivers to provide the best start possible for our community's children.
- Child Saving Institute
- Behaven Kids
- Center for Holistic Development
- Early Childhood Training Center
- Heartland Family Service
- Lutheran Family Services
- Munroe Meyer Institute
- Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare