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Children's Challenging Behaviors

10 Clock Hours / 1.0 CEUs

Children's Challenging Behaviors Child Care Course
Children's Challenging Behaviors Course Description: 

Applicable to children of all ages, this course has innovative suggestions for encouraging positive behavior through appropriate use of space, energy, and interaction. Includes information on time-outs, energy zones, and the use of digital photography to study children's behavior. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Children's Challenging Behaviors you will be able to indicate tools for managing and preventing children’s difficult behaviors and what these behaviors may signify; name program elements that support children’s positive social-emotional development; and describe the role of over-stimulation and under-stimulation in children’s behavior development. Read more.


Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursTraditional CEUsQuantityTuition 
CCB-13Q9 CourseBook English101.0 $48.00
CCB-23Q9 Online Course English101.0 $48.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either CourseBook OR Online Course format.

Core of Knowledge/Core Competency/Training Category Info Pages: Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, MinnesotaMissouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New YorkOregon, Vermont, Washington State and Wisconsin

Attention New York Students: Check here for New York specific clock hours for this course.


Topics Covered:
  • What children's difficult behaviors may signify 
  • Tools for managing and preventing children's difficult behaviors 
  • Program elements that support children's positive social-emotional development 
  • Teacher attitudes and communication techniques that support children's appropriate behaviors 
  • The role of respect in children's behavior 
  • Developmental issues that influence how children behave 
  • The meaning and goals of positive discipline
  • Important differences between praise and encouragement 
  • Ways to help children learn positive conflict resolution skills 
  • The harmful effects of the typical time out 
  • A positive alternative to the typical time out 
  • Ways to use observation and recording children's behaviors and development to assist in preventing children's troublesome behaviors

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.

Instructional methodology: 
Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Final Lesson Multiple Choice Quizzes and Short Essay Assignments.

What students say about Children's Challenging Behaviors:

"Just finished challenging behaviors in children. Excellent, was having some problems and concerns in this area. Helped a lot. Within the material I have always received encouragement finding out that much I already do is spot on with your courses. Thanks. I will continue to use the classes to provide my continuing ed for my daycare re-certification. Thanks again." - Bourbonnais, Connecticut

"Everything went wonderfully, as it did last year also [Creating Schedules and Routines and Nutrition for Young Children]. My schedule is so busy that it was hard for me to get to places around here at the times that were available. Your courses that can be done at my own time are wonderful. I truly enjoyed this last one, as the ones from last year, they are informative. Thanks for being there."
- Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Care Courses offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official mailed certificate of completion. The CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

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