Terrific Toddlers! Building Self-Esteem While Guiding Challenging Behaviors

In this two hour, self-guided course, educators of toddlers will learn about the social and emotional development of toddlers and identify the unique needs and strengths of this age group. Educators will identify behavior management strategies to manage challenging toddler behavior, while also recognizing the importance of maintaining toddlers’ self-esteem. Finally, the course will address the role that child temperament plays in toddler behavior, and how to guide behavior accordingly.

Once enrolled in this workshop, you will have 2 weeks to complete all course content and submit your evaluation. Once completed, a training certificate will be issued.
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Learning Objectives

After completing this workshop, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize the social and emotional development of toddlers
  • Identify “normal” yet difficult behaviors exhibited by toddlers
  • Identify behavior management strategies to manage challenging behaviors
  • Define self-esteem and explore why developing a positive self-esteem is important
  • Understand the role of temperament in toddler behavior and how to guide child behavior accordingly.
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Course Outcomes

This course is intended to refine educators understanding of toddler social-emotional development and to inspire new thinking about approaching behavior management. Material reinforces the importance of maintaining self-esteem while managing behavior in the classroom, and encourages consideration of child (and teacher) temperament in considering behavior management strategies.

Required Computer Programs and equipment for Online Course:

Internet accessibility with a computer or tablet 
Microsoft Word or other word processing program
Quicktime or computer video player
Microsoft Power Point or PDF reader
Valid email address

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.
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