The teacher training program “Good Start: Support of Social and Emotional Development of Pre-school Children” is a Czech adaptation of the Incredible Years program developed in the USA; a program which has the supportive evidence of more than 30 years of empirical verification and has already been implemented in several European countries.
We implement the methodology “Good Start”, which aims to support the development of social and emotional competencies of children. The methodology is being used in more than 150 formal and informal pre-school settings in the Czech Republic.
The main topics of the methodology are targeted to build and support partnership between teachers and parents. The methodology also describes the strategies of anger management, coping with misbehavior and teaching to problem solve.
The cohesion of different levels is an important aspect for the quality of education. Therefore, we aim to support the interconnectedness of pre-schools and primary schools through further education of teachers. We also focus on enhancing cooperation between parents and school, enhancing the role of school in the socialization process of children.