Proactive Approaches to Managing Challenging Behavior

Many educators in early childhood programs list concerns about challenging behavior among their greatest struggles in their work. According to recent research in state-subsidized early education programs, 6.67 preschoolers are expelled per 1,000 enrolled. Although this rate is lower than what has been reported in previous years, the prekindergarten expulsion rate is 3.2 times the rate for K-12 students, indicating early educators need resources and support to address the needs of many children. Yet early childhood education programs have a unique opportunity to support children in their social-emotional development, to provide a positive and supportive environment that encourages pro-social behavior, and to give young children the chance to begin their school years with the tools to be successful learners. In this session, participants will reflect on personal experiences with managing challenging behavior, discuss social-emotional development of young children, and learn about and plan innovative ways to support pro-social development in their learning environments.
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Upon enrollment in this training, 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 within 2 weeks.

100% of this training will address the issues of “diverse learners”

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

1. Create nurturing and responsive early childhood environments.
2. Consider strategies to prevent challenging behavior.
3. Include families when addressing challenging behavior.

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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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