This comprehensive course, designed specifically for early childhood educators, will lead educators and teams to new ways of thinking about, responding to, and planning for children's behaviour.
This program is designed to empower educators, providing a deep dive into the intricacies of psychology and behaviour. It arms practitioners with a comprehensive framework, melding contemporary psychological insights with practical strategies. A favourite among thousands of educators for over a decade, this go-to guide is essential for those looking to enhance their understanding and approach to children’s behaviour.
With this program, you and your team will gain access to a robust framework that not only helps you understand children’s behaviour but also guides you in planning for their social, emotional, and behavioural learning. But that's not all - you'll also learn how to forge meaningful relationships and cultivate educational environments where everyone can truly flourish.
This course is thoughtfully crafted to provide educators with a holistic framework, rooted in the principles of humanistic and positive psychology. This framework acts as a guiding light, leading teams towards fresh perspectives on children's behaviour.
We get that a child's social and behavioural learning journey is complex and ever-evolving. Educators with this insight are better placed to interpret behavioural indicators as signs of unmet needs. This course will equip you with the tools to address these needs with a well-thought-out plan, while also celebrating the child's existing strengths and capabilities.
This program aims to foster a shared language around a model of human needs, enhancing practitioners' ability to identify children's needs based on behavioural indicators. You'll learn how to design programmes that not only support children in acquiring the necessary skills to meet their needs but also encourage them to consider the needs and rights of others.
Throughout this course, you'll gain access to practical strategies, invaluable tools, and essential resources. We'll also provide you with clear guidelines on how to facilitate solution-focused discussions about behavioural challenges with your team. You’ll critically reflect together to improve the educational program and practice, explore intentional, well-resourced, and child-focused self-directed play opportunities, and discuss how to minimise transitions to increase children’s self-efficacy or agency.
After engaging with the program, educators will:
- Honour children's attempts to meet their needs through their actions, promoting children’s rights, autonomy, and choices.
- Recognise and address children's emotional needs for safety, connection, self-esteem, mastery, freedom, and fun.
- Engage in critical reflection on what motivates children’s behaviour and how to support children in meeting their needs.
- Appreciate the significance of self-directed (intentional and well-resourced) play.
- Implement strategies to minimise transitions and recognise children’s need for movement, sensory integration, and schematic play.
- Foster children’s agency and build accepting, respectful relationships with spirited children.