School Consultations

JCFS consultants can help teachers develop more effective tools and strategies, such as understanding and dealing with difficult behaviors in their classrooms.

For educators striving to reach children with challenging behaviors, JCFS is a trusted resource. JCFS Clinical staff, from both its Community Counseling Program and its Virginia Frank Child Development Center, provides relationship-based consultation and training services to schools, Early Head Start, Head Start and private childcare programs throughout the Chicago area.

Each year, we help hundreds of early-childhood educators, day-care directors and staff develop techniques and tools for caring for students with special needs.  They also learn to implement curriculum to support the social and emotional growth of children and their families.  The training program can help schools and childcare centers:

  • Develop highly effective tools for confronting difficult behaviors
  • Create techniques to diffuse emotionally charged situations in the classroom
  • Enhance the resilience of families
  • Support early-childhood teachers
  • Reduce child-care staff stress and burnout

JCFS consultants are experienced clinicians and early childhood specialists who are trained in developmental theory and practice, classroom management, curriculum development, infant mental health, family systems and psychotherapy. Our approach reflects the belief that children, families and service providers do their best work in an environment that is trusting and supportive. 

Get Help

Call 773.761.4550 if you would like information about our consulting and training services for Early Childhood Development, email ask@jcfs.org or call toll-free, 855.ASK.JCFS (855.275.5237).