When Evan started in the Y's Pre-Kindergarten program, he had a hard time sharing and keeping his hands to himself.
Y staff worked with Evan and his mother to help him be successful, encouraging him to talk about his feelings when he acted out so he could use his words to share about his emotions with others.
Evan soon blossomed into one of the friendliest children in the program, consoling other children who were upset and learning how to deal with his feelings in more constructive ways. This growth helped Evan develop confidence and make friends.
"He has had lots of changes," said Evan's mother Val. "He always wants to help and
he is very caring now."