Date of Award


Document Type

Non Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education




Early Childhood Education

Capstone Instructor

Michael Walcheski

Second Reader

Jackie Mosqueda


early childhood education, parent teacher relationships, trauma, behavior


This project presents a PowerPoint presentation for Early Childhood Educators who work with preschool children whom have experienced a traumatic event. The focus of the presentation is to give teachers information on supporting and recognizing children who are "acting out" behaviorally or emotionally to the events they have witnessed. Also included in this project are handouts specifically for parents to use as a reference on emotional responses, physical responses, and behavioral responses that their children may experience. Collaboration between the parent and teacher is extremely important during any event that may impact a child's life. It is vital that school personnel and parents communicate effectively in order to support the child and his/her emotional well-being. Support within the classroom needs to be given to the children as well as support for the administration and caregivers themselves.


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