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S-FI-02: Collaboration Regarding Challenging Behaviors

This measure determines if there is a policy for collaboration with the parent or family to address a challenging behavior exhibited by a child. The policy or process should include teachers or directors having ongoing conversations with parents to express concerns and discuss strategies for addressing challenging behaviors. Conversations must be framed around school readiness, and parents must be informed of their child’s progress. Proper documentation of such policies may be included in the parent orientation or parent handbook.

Category: Category 3: Program Administration Subcategory: Family Involvement


In this section you will find videos, images, and/or documents that can be used to better understand this measure. These examples can also be used in conversations between mentors, directors, and/or teachers to discuss how the program's current practices compare to these examples.

Challenging Behavior Policy
Example Document

This is an example of an early learning program’s written policy and process for addressing challenging behaviors of children. The exemplar includes evidence of the families being informed of their child’s progress, as well as the ongoing conversations between staff and the family framed around school readiness and the objective of the program.

Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age