Participants will explore developmental theory in relation to both individual and group care. They will be encouraged to consider the origins of children's behavior, including how biological factors, early childhood settings, family dynamics and the greater community influence child development. Participants will learn to incorporate methods of guidance and discipline that facilitate pro-social behavior, problem-solving, self-regulation, positive self-concept and self-esteem.
- Challenging behavior: prevention and intervention
- Bronfenbrenner's ecological model
- Working with parents
- Promoting conflict resolution
- NAEYC standards