Farias Early Childhood Center’s student garden recently was certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
The Farias garden provides a haven for small animals and insects that desperately need homes in Houston’s urban environment. In order to achieve certification, the garden had to meet criteria such as providing cover, nectar, and water for wildlife.
Farias ECC students model the emotions represented by the “Feeling Buddies” they are holding. “Feeling Buddies” help children recognize and name the feelings they are experiencing, so that they can better deal with emotional upsets.
For the second time in three years, HISD’s Farias Early Childhood Center has been singled out by a nationally known child-development expert for its success in implementing a particular behavior management program.
Dr. Becky Bailey, author of Conscious Discipline, came to the campus on March 22 to recognize Farias for being a model of the behavior modification program of the same name she developed. More than 150 educators from across North America (including a few from as far away as Mexico) also came to visit, to see the strategies described in the book in action. Continue reading →