Mitigate the negative impact of trauma on a child's development and learning, through relationship-based, research-validated teaching practices.

Mitigate the negative impact of trauma on a child's development and learning through relationship-based, research-proven teaching practices.

2 out of 3 children will experience at least one traumatic event by the age of 16. In the aftermath of the pandemic, these
numbers will only increase.

Trauma can impact a child’s learning and development by:

2 out of 3 children will experience at least one traumatic event by the age of 16. In the aftermath of the pandemic, these
numbers will only increase.

Trauma can impact a child’s learning and development by:

Driving a child’s brain into stress response mode—making meaningful content learning impossible and literally changing the brain’s architecture.
Increasing the likelihood of chronic absences, suspension, or even expulsion from school or care settings.
Causing them
to exhibit dysregulated behaviors that teachers find challenging, which can damage the vital teacher-child relationship.
Making them vulnerable to a wide range of physical and mental health challenges that can last a lifetime.
Driving a child’s brain into stress response mode—making meaningful content learning impossible and literally changing the brain’s architecture.
Increasing the likelihood of chronic absences, suspension, or even expulsion from school or care settings.

Causing them
to exhibit dysregulated behaviors that teachers find challenging, which can damage the vital teacher-child relationship.
Making them vulnerable to a wide range of physical and mental health challenges that can last a lifetime.

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Build strong relationships with children that act as a buffer against the negative impact of trauma
and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) 

At Noni Educational Solutions, we’re developing resources to:

Build strong relationships with children that act as a buffer against the negative impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

At Noni Educational Solutions, we’re developing resources to:

Facilitate safe, secure relationships between teachers and the children they teach and care for.

Provide access to research-based strategies and guidance for mitigating the negative impact of trauma on young children, proven effective by decades of research on the highly-successful Therapeutic Nursery Program at The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness.

Help teachers to understand the function of behavior and respond appropriately to help shift children’s brains from stress-response mode to learning mode.

Help teachers to break the ongoing cycle of dysregulated behavior for trauma-impacted young children and set the stage for them to lead healthy, happy, and successful lives.

Facilitate safe, secure relationships between teachers and the children they teach and care for.
Provide access to research-based strategies and guidance for mitigating the negative impact of trauma on young children, proven effective by decades of research on the highly-successful Therapeutic Nursery Program at The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness.
Help teachers to understand the function of behavior and respond appropriately to help shift children’s brains from stress-response mode to learning mode.
Help teachers to break the ongoing cycle of dysregulated behavior for trauma-impacted young children and set the stage for them to lead healthy, happy, and successful lives.
Facilitate safe, secure relationships between teachers and the children they teach and care for.
Provide access to research-based strategies and guidance for mitigating the negative impact of trauma on young children, proven effective by decades of research on the highly-successful Therapeutic Nursery Program at The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness.
Help teachers to understand the function of behavior and respond appropriately to help shift children’s brains from stress-response mode to learning mode.
Help teachers to break the ongoing cycle of dysregulated behavior for trauma-impacted young children and set the stage for them to lead healthy, happy, and successful lives.

Interested in learning more?

Introducing

Your easy-to-use, research-based digital partner for guidance, strategies, and personalized coaching to help you mitigate the negative impact of trauma on the children in your care.

Introducing

Your easy-to-use, research-based digital partner for guidance, strategies, and personalized coaching to help you mitigate the negative impact of trauma on the children in your care.

NONI™ will offer:

Classroom Strategies + Individualized Guidance

Curricular resources that support teachers in building trauma-sensitive learning environments, using whole-class strategies as well as daily plans for individual children that are based on decades of best practice for supporting young children affected by trauma.

Teacher Professional
Learning + Self Care

A robust library of audio, video, and digital content opportunities for professional development, along with ongoing reminders and support to ensure that teachers of trauma-impacted young children regularly prioritize self-care.

Family Support
+ Outreach

Resources that help to model responsive, relationship-building interactions for families of children who have experienced trauma and guidance for adapting classroom strategies for use at home.

Classroom Strategies + Individualized Guidance

Curricular resources that support teachers in building trauma-sensitive learning environments, using whole-class strategies as well as daily plans for individual children that are based on decades of best practice for supporting young children affected by trauma.

Teacher Professional
Learning + Self Care

A robust library of audio, video, and digital content opportunities for professional development, along with ongoing reminders and support to ensure that teachers of trauma-impacted young children regularly prioritize self-care.

Family Support
+ Outreach

Resources that help to model responsive, relationship-building interactions for families of children who have experienced trauma and guidance for adapting classroom strategies for use at home.

Classroom Strategies + Individualized Guidance

Curricular resources that support teachers in building trauma-sensitive learning environments, using whole-class strategies as well as daily plans for individual children that are based on decades of best practice for supporting young children affected by trauma.

Teacher Professional
Learning + Self Care

A robust library of audio, video, and digital content opportunities for professional development, along with ongoing reminders and support to ensure that teachers of trauma-impacted young children regularly prioritize self-care.

Family Support
+ Outreach

Resources that help to model responsive, relationship-building interactions for families of children who have experienced trauma and guidance for adapting classroom strategies for use at home.

Classroom Strategies + Individualized Guidance

Curricular resources that support teachers in building trauma-sensitive learning environments, using whole-class strategies as well as daily plans for individual children that are based on decades of best practice for supporting young children affected by trauma.

Teacher Professional
Learning + Self Care

A robust library of audio, video, and digital content opportunities for professional development, along with ongoing reminders and support to ensure that teachers of trauma-impacted young children regularly prioritize self-care.

Family Support
+ Outreach

Resources that help to model responsive, relationship-building interactions for families of children who have experienced trauma and guidance for adapting classroom strategies for use at home.

Interested in learning more?

Early childhood education is at our core. Children’s well-being is in our hearts.

KAI-LEÉ BERKE
Co-Founder

Kai-leé Berke is a lifelong early childhood educator. She is a nationally known early childhood expert and an author of numerous widely-used early education classroom solutions, including all editions of The Creative Curriculum® and the GOLD® assessment system. She is the former CEO of Teaching Strategies and the current Vice-Chair of the Teaching Strategies Board of Directors.
Her interest in relationships as the foundation for all successful early learning is rooted in her extensive experience as an educator and administrator in infant/toddler, preschool, and kindergarten classrooms. Her commitment to relationship-based, reflective teaching practice has remained a core area of focus throughout her career and in her writing, influencing the ability of thousands of early childhood educators across the country to build intentional, safe, and secure relationships with the children that they teach and care for.

 

TIA KAUL DISICK
Co-Founder

Tia Kaul Disick has spent the entirety of her career working with organizations that serve the early childhood field, including Girl Scouts of the USA, Scholastic, and most recently, Teaching Strategies, where she held a variety of roles including Chief Content Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.
Since 2019, she has been providing consulting services for a variety of small education-focused and educational technology companies, supporting them with their marketing and brand strategy and communications-related efforts.
Tia received her undergraduate and Masters’ degrees from Tufts University, at the renowned Eliot-Pearson School of Child Development, where her research interests focused on representations of race and ethnicity in children’s animated programming and their impact on young children’s understanding of hero and villain status.

 

KAI-LEÉ BERKE
Co-Founder

Kai-leé Berke is a lifelong early childhood educator. She is a nationally known early childhood expert and an author of numerous widely-used early education classroom solutions, including all editions of The Creative Curriculum® and the GOLD® assessment system. She is the former CEO of Teaching Strategies and the current Vice-Chair of the Teaching Strategies Board of Directors.
Her interest in relationships as the foundation for all successful early learning is rooted in her extensive experience as an educator and administrator in infant/toddler, preschool, and kindergarten classrooms. Her commitment to relationship-based, reflective teaching practice has remained a core area of focus throughout her career and in her writing, influencing the ability of thousands of early childhood educators across the country to build intentional, safe, and secure relationships with the children that they teach and care for.

 

TIA KAUL DISICK
Co-Founder

Tia Kaul Disick has spent the entirety of her career working with organizations that serve the early childhood field, including Girl Scouts of the USA, Scholastic, and most recently, Teaching Strategies, where she held a variety of roles including Chief Content Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.
Since 2019, she has been providing consulting services for a variety of small education-focused and educational technology companies, supporting them with their marketing and brand strategy and communications-related efforts.
Tia received her undergraduate and Masters’ degrees from Tufts University, at the renowned Eliot-Pearson School of Child Development, where her research interests focused on representations of race and ethnicity in children’s animated programming and their impact on young children’s understanding of hero and villain status.

 

Early childhood education is at our core. Children’s well-being is in our hearts.

KAI-LEÉ BERKE
Co-Founder

Kai-leé Berke is a lifelong early childhood educator. She is a nationally known early childhood expert and an author of numerous widely-used early education classroom solutions, including all editions of The Creative Curriculum® and the GOLD® assessment system. She is the former CEO of Teaching Strategies and the current Vice-Chair of the Teaching Strategies Board of Directors.
Her interest in relationships as the foundation for all successful early learning is rooted in her extensive experience as an educator and administrator in infant/toddler, preschool, and kindergarten classrooms. Her commitment to relationship-based, reflective teaching practice has remained a core area of focus throughout her career and in her writing, influencing the ability of thousands of early childhood educators across the country to build intentional, safe, and secure relationships with the children that they teach and care for.

TIA KAUL DISICK
Co-Founder

Tia Kaul Disick has spent the entirety of her career working with organizations that serve the early childhood field, including Girl Scouts of the USA, Scholastic, and most recently, Teaching Strategies, where she held a variety of roles including Chief Content Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.
Since 2019, she has been providing consulting services for a variety of small education-focused and educational technology companies, supporting them with their marketing and brand strategy and communications-related efforts.
Tia received her undergraduate and Masters’ degrees from Tufts University, at the renowned Eliot-Pearson School of Child Development, where her research interests focused on representations of race and ethnicity in children’s animated programming and their impact on young children’s understanding of hero and villain status.

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THE LOURIE CENTER
Research Partner

The Lourie Center is a private, non-profit agency with a mission to improve the social and emotional health of young children and their families through prevention, early intervention, education, research and training. It was founded in 1983 by the late Dr. Reginald S. Lourie, a world-wide leader in the fields of pediatric child psychiatry and infant mental health, and his renowned colleagues, including Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and Dr. Stanley Greenspan, as an outgrowth of their six-year clinical research project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Decades of extensive research confirm the impact of The Lourie Center’s programs for trauma-impacted young children, including an 80% success rate in transitioning children to public school; academic and social gains; and reduced suspension and expulsion rates.
Learn more about The Lourie Center