Our Work with Schools and Communities

Emotionally Responsive Practice

Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street offers ongoing professional development, teacher support, coaching, and other on-site services to early childhood and elementary school programs. Our services build on the well-documented connection between emotional well-being, learning, and positive peer relationships. We help educators and administrators develop emotionally responsive school routines, curricula, and adult-child interactions that support all children, including those with a traumatic history.

Emotionally Responsive Practice is built on a deep understanding of child development, research on the effect of social and emotional experience on the developing brain, and the proven positive effects of working partnerships between educators and school-based clinicians.

Join our Circle of Support

Want to stay connected to our work and to our staff throughout the 2020-21 school year? Learn more about ERP’s Circle of Support, a virtual space to access and share resources that support our continued work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Safe and Sound Schools Conference audience

The Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference

This annual conference invites professionals from elementary schools and early childhood programs to engage in a deeply interactive study of emotionally responsive practice. Participants learn about child development, the social and emotional foundations for learning, parent engagement, and the mastery of supportive techniques for building safe and nurturing school communities.
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