"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.”
- 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
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.
"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
"Thank you for being someone I have learned so much from in my year as a...teacher."
~ Erika Morris
Frequently Asked Questions
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!