.5 CEU

Opening Doors: Supporting Children's Behavior in Early Learning Environments

Any early educator can share stories of the multitude of challenges throughout a young child's day in an early education and care environment. Many factors can contribute to challenging behavior and interactions with other children and staff, including children's developmental levels, environmental factors, family dynamics, and unique child needs. And yet, "children need to feel that they belong in the classroom—and it is incumbent upon their teachers to make them feel welcome and safe. As early childhood educators, we are perfectly situated to give children the caring support they need to see themselves as worthwhile and capable of loving, being loved, and being successful in school and in life." (Edge, 2019) This five-hour training will address a broad scope of how educators can support children who find particular challenges in an early learning environment. In this widely encompassing training, educators will affirm a commitment to building supportive and nurturing learning environments and identify concrete strategies to apply to their work with children, families, and colleagues.
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This training should take  5 hours to complete. Upon enrollment , you will have 2 weeks to complete all course content and submit your evaluation. Once the training is successfully completed, a .5 CEU certificate will be issued.

100% of this training addresses the issues of "diverse learners"

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, participants should be able to:
  • Review best practices for establishing children’s schedule and expectations for children and identify practical classroom management strategies that are universally beneficial to all children.
  • Recognize when persistent challenging behavior necessitates further action, and understand the processes for providing support for children with persistent challenging behavior,
  • Gain a greater understanding of specialists and other support services to create nurturing and responsive early childhood environments.
  • Create a plan to establish productive relationships with families using principles of family-centered care.

The Institute for Education and Professional Development, Inc.

The Institute for Education and Professional Development, Inc. was established in 2005 to provide professional development and consultation services to early childhood programs and educators. We work collaboratively with programs, educators, and agencies to improve the quality of education and care for young children and families.

IEPD has master instructors who provide training, coaching and mentoring services. Each of the IEPD instructors receives training on adult learning principles, training design and delivery, and evaluation. All of the IEPD instructors have worked in the field of early childhood education, bringing their own experiences and "lessons learned" to the training.

Our trainings are fun, engaging, and are filled with important information and resources. We want to work with you, hear your stories, successes and challenges, and provide assistance to help you in your work.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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