Avoid Challenging Behavior in Your Early Childhood Setting

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Are you a veteran teacher seeing more and more challenging behavior in your early childhood setting these days? Are you a new teacher who feels unprepared to deal with disruptive behavior? Are you frustrated by the amount of time you spend during the day on behavior management?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're not alone...and this course is for you!

"Avoid Challenging Behavior in Your Early Childhood Setting” gives you solid, proven methods to prevent behavior challenges before they disrupt your setting. It also shows you how to create a calmer, happier learning environment. This course will teach you how to:

  • Create a sense of community among children – which is vital to avoiding challenging behavior.
  • Teach children the good feelings that come from working toward a common purpose or goal.
  • Help foster self-regulation through motivating, fun games.
  • Prevent restlessness with brain breaks.
  • Promote a sense of calm with relaxation exercises.

Learning modules include easy-to-implement sample activities and “Curriculum Connectors,” so you can understand and explain why the children aren’t “just playing.”

This course is for you if you are:

  • an early childhood professional working with children ages 2 to 6
  • a teacher in a public or private preschool or kindergarten
  • a childcare provider in a center- or home-based setting

Class Curriculum

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Your Instructor

Rae Pica
Rae Pica

Rae Pica is an education consultant specializing in the development and education of the whole child. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of 20 books, including What If Everybody Understood Child Development?: Straight Talk About Bettering Education and Children's Lives and Acting Out!: Avoid Behavior Challenges with Active Learning Games and Activities. Rae is known for her lively and informative keynotes and professional development trainings and has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, Bright Horizons, and schools throughout the country.

"Loved it all and the resources offered."

~ Kelley Glore

"I just got done watching a video of you...talking about approaches to challenging behavior, and I have to say my hand hurts from taking so many notes."

~ Sheila R. Torio, Early Childhood Consultant

"You have a gift for presenting research in a fun, interactive way. The activities you suggest can be put into use immediately..."

~ Betsy Brainerd

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Yes. Please check with your supervisor or state authorities to find out whether the certificate of completion will count toward your ongoing professional development hours.

As a result of the self-regulation, calming and cooperative skills you’ve taught the children, they will have friendlier feelings toward you and each other. In this new, more positive environment, children will have added time to learn and will retain their natural love of learning. And you’ll be much less stressed and can rekindle your love of children and teaching!

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