Toddlers and Preschoolers Succeeding (TAPS)

Toddlers and Preschoolers Succeeding (TAPS)

When a child is struggling with his or her behavior at childcare or in preschool it can be frustrating and overwhelming, but help is available.

This Program Will Help With...

  • Screening & Assessment (ASQ, DECA, plus others!)
  • Intensive Behavioral Training

  • Resiliency & School Readiness for ALL Children

  • Modeling & Coaching
  • Classroom Support
  • Community Linkages
  • Action Planning
  • Promoting Staff Wellness & Retention

How TAPS Works

TAPS serves preschools, childcare centers and Head Start programs by focusing on the social and emotional needs of children from birth to six years of age and those who care for them.

How TAPS Works Details

The TAPS program prepares children for school and later success by equipping them with the skills to follow directions and stay on task, communicate well, develop positive relationships with other children and adults, and to feel good about themselves.

When a child is struggling with his or her behavior at childcare or in preschool, it can be frustrating and overwhelming. There are a number of instances when a consultation with a CG&FS specialist is recommended:

  • Responding to individual children displaying challenging behaviors.
  • Promoting healthy social & emotional development for young children 

  • Supporting families and early child care providers’ capacity to meet children’s social/emotional needs 

  • Connect and assess for services

Where TAPS is Offered

TAPS is offered in a number of local childcare centers, preschools and as part of Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Where TAPS is Offered Details

Child Care/Preschool Trainings & On-Site Support
Individualized plan is developed for each Center based upon your needs and budget. Behavioral health consultants can add training, screening, direction and resources for children, families and teachers. Contact the TAPS coordinator at 330-762-0591 or for more information.

Head Start
Mental Health Consultants from CG&FS provide screening for social and emotional development. Consultants also provide resources and interventions to teachers to enhance child development and link Head Start families with community resources.

Additional Resources

To learn more about our TAPS program, download the following resources.

Program Sponsors

ADM Board
United Way
Joint Commission
Barberton Community Foundation
Akron Community Foundation
B Morgan
GAR Foundation
PNC Foundation
Musson Foundation

Next Steps

Quality & Compliance

If you have a concern about patient care or quality of care, we would like to hear from you.

Any concerns about patient safety and quality of care can be directed either to the CGFS Director of Quality & Compliance, Dr. Timothy Bartlett, at 330-762-0591, or to our accrediting body, The Joint Commission. There are three ways to contact The Joint Commission:

  • At, use the “Report a Patient Safety Event” link in the “Action Center” on the home page of the website
  • By fax to 330-792-5636
  • By mail to Office of Quality and Patient Safety, The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Services Brochure

To learn more about CG&FS and our servces and programs, please download our agency brochure.