The A’s of Addressing Behavior
Educators are provided with specific strategies to prevent challenging behavior as well as those to intervene when it presents, in order to encourage cooperation and compliance, and as well to strengthen children’s capacity to be well-adjusted. In addition to general positive discipline strategies, specific strategies are also discussed to manage tantrums, hitting and peer conflict.
i. Participants will be able to define attachment and name the 4 components of attachment.
ii. Participants will be able to identify two ways in which secure and insecure attachment impact children’s short and long term well-being.
iii. Participants will be able to describe the role early childhood educators play as attachment figures and two ways they can engage with children to support secure attachment and manage separation anxiety.
iv. Participants will be able to describe the tenants of positive discipline and the short and long-term effects on children’s mental health and well-being.
v. Participants will be able to identify 3 strategies for preventing unwanted behavior as well as 3 strategies to intervene when it occurs.
CLASS domains addressed:
i. Emotional Support: the focus of the first half of this training is on how teacher’s can engage with students in ways that are warm, caring, engaging and supportive in order to build a secure child-teacher attachment.
ii. Classroom Organization: the focus of the second half of this training is how teacher’s can build on their relationships with children and use positive discipline strategies to increase student’s attention and engagement in learning as well as to manage children’s behavior in the classroom.
iii. Instructional Support: ways that positive discipline strategies can be utilized to build children’s language skills and higher level skills (such as problem-solving and decision making) are addressed.