Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Who Can Use Play Nicely?

 

Play Nicely is an option for anyone cares for young children. The program has widespread applicability for parents, child care workers, teachers, health care professionals, counselors, researchers, lecturers, and others.

The Play Nicely CD-ROM includes three separate tracks for:

  • Parents
  • Childcare workers and teachers
  • Health care professionals and counselors

Play Nicely's format also makes it useful to:

  • Lecturers
  • Researchers
  • Credentialing organizations
  • Others who care for young children

Parents: The Play Nicely program is a great option for parents of children aged one to seven. Parents reported that they felt more comfortable managing aggression after a Play Nicely presentation.

Childcare workers and teachers: Childcare workers, preschool teachers, and elementary teachers will benefit from aggression management skills. As it is difficult to teach children who are hitting each other, Play Nicely is likely to aid in school readiness. Play Nicely has been found to increase comfort level and knowledge of how to manage hurtful behavior in young children.

The Play Nicely Program has a parents' version for schools and childcare centers and a custom version for teachers and child care providers.

At home
Print this one-page handout and give it to parents, teachers, and child care providers. A Spanish language version is available at: Descripción de Play Nicely.

At school or child care
If you would like parents, teachers, or childcare providers to view the program in your school or care center, contact the Office of Technology Transfer at Vanderbilt (otted@vanderbilt.edu) to purchase a site license.

Health care professionals: Play Nicely has been shown to significantly increase professionals' comfort level and knowledge in managing childhood aggression. 

In your clinic
We have found that many parents will not view the program at home. Our experience shows that parents will view the program in a clinic as part of the routine well child visit or in the Family Resource Center.

If you would like parents to view the program in your clinic examination room, waiting room, education room, or clinic resource center, contact the Office of Technology Transfer at Vanderbilt (otted@vanderbilt.edu) to purchase a site license.

Lecturers: The Play Nicely program navigation makes it useful for those who lecture on parenting, early child education, child behavior, and health.

Researchers: Consider Play Nicely as part of intervention programs designed to improve child behavior or decrease violence.

Credentialing organizations: Consider Play Nicely for educational credit for child care workers and preschool teachers. To aid credentialing organizations, questions have been developed to assess knowledge.

Others: Relatives, babysitters, Sunday school teachers, school bus drivers, and others who care for young children may benefit from aggression management skills.


Last Edited: August 29, 2016
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