This training will cover an overview of behaviors, resiliency, and strategies to use in the classroom to assist with decreasing challenging behaviors. After discussing common challenging behaviors in early childhood classrooms, participants will have the opportunity to participate in group discussions about strategies to support those children and the classroom. These topics will lead to deeper learning on how identifying behaviors and using effective and consistent strategies will foster connections and lead to regulation and resiliency.
1) Define challenging behaviors, where they can come from, and their purposes.
2) Understand resiliency and describe how to build it; and
3) Learn specific positive behavior strategies to prevent, replace, and change the response to decrease challenging behaviors in the classroom.
How does this course relate to Early Childhood Education?
The early childhood classroom is a unique space, and teachers who work with small children face unique challenges. This training focuses on specific special needs and behaviors teachers often face in early childhood spaces. The content is geared towards children from birth to age 5 but can be utilized by teachers of school-age children as well.