The TAGPEC is a powerful tool to build and support effective and cohesive early childhood systems.

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Effective Discipline Policies: How to Create a System that Supports Young Children's Social-Emotional Competence

The purpose of our book, Effective Discipline Policies, is to provide clear, evidence-based information to early childhood program administrators about how to develop and implement high-quality behavior guidance policies that support teaching and learning and prevent and address challenging behaviors. Features include:

Check out the companion workbook for the latest version of the TAGPEC!

  • An overview of our humanistic approach to teaching and guidance
  • A chapter on culture and language
  • Tools to help program administrators use the TAGPEC to develop and implement high-quality, evidence-based, behavior guidance policies 
  • A special chapter on trauma and early childhood mental health, written by a pediatrician and child psychologist

Also, view the companion workbook Developing and Implementing Effective Discipline Policies: A Practical Guide for Early Childhood Consultants, Coaches, and Leaders, which has the latest version of the TAGPEC revised to more fully address inclusion of all children.



NTI2024: National Training Institute on Effective Practices Conference

Check out our workshop, Developing Child Discipline Policies That Support Young Children's Social-Emotional Competence, at the NTI 2024 Conference.