The single best way to address challenging behaviors in young children today is to take steps to make sure that they never occur. While there is no universal panacea for preventing challenging behaviors, there are several broad-based early intervention strategies that researchers suggest to prevent challenging behaviors. These strategies include: (a) arranging
of the classroom environment, (b) scheduling, and (c) implementing rules, rituals, and routines. In the following document, a brief overview of each of these prevention strategies is provided. This document was created by the Techincal Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI).