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Transitions and Other Troublesome Times

6 Clock Hours / 0.6 CEUs

Transitions and Other Troublesome Times

Transitions and Other Troublesome Times Course Description: 

This course applies to toddlers and preschoolers. 

Discover strategies for making transitions between activities, rainy days, lunchtime, nap time, going-home time, and special occasions go smoothly and pleasantly for everyone. Course also explores ways to help children and parents adapt to transitions between home and day care, between classes (age groups) in early childhood programs, and between preschool and first grade. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Transitions and Other Troublesome Times you will be able to identify reasons why transitions between activities are often difficult for young children; and describe strategies for managing transitions between activities in a smooth, pleasant manner. Read more.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
TTT-13N9 CourseBook English60.6 $38.00
TTT-23N9 Online Course English60.6 $38.00

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

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NAC: The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential.

Topics Covered in Transitions and Other Troublesome Times

  • Reasons why transitions between activities are often difficult for young children and ways to manage these transitions in a smooth, pleasant manner 
  • Reasons for problems at specific troublesome time in children’s days and techniques to make these times an enjoyable experience 
  • Ways to keep children happy on rainy days 
  • The role of celebrations in early childhood programs 
  • Strategies for successful special occasions 
  • Strategies for easing the stresses of the transition from home to day care for children and parents 
  • Ways to help parents manage separation anxiety 
  • Strategies for helping children and parents adjust to transitions between classes (age groups) in early childhood programs
  • Strategies to help preschoolers manage the transition to first grade
  • Techniques to manage transitions between activities in a smooth, pleasant manner
  • Techniques to make lunchtime an enjoyable experience for everyone 
  • Strategies for preventing problems at naptime and making sure children get the rest they need 
  • Ways to end the day pleasantly and send children home in a happy frame of mind  

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

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

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

Comments on Transitions and Other Troublesome Times:

I wanted to thank you for this course Transitions and Other Troublesome Times. It is a great course and I would recommend it to everyone who works with children. I am using the ideas in the book in my class. It has made a big difference. I understand a lot more now about kids and their feelings and how to help them. - Gainesville, Florida

I found your service to be excellent I needed help a few times and someone always responded in a timely manner! The material [Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities and Transitions and Other Troublesome Times] was easy to follow and also very informative. I just sent in my answer sheet today and do hope the certification comes back in a timely manner as well since I need the hours for my relicensing which of course I waiting till the very end of summer to complete my training!!!! - Northampton, Massachusetts

I took your course related to Transitioning for children in school as well as going home. It was an awesome course. After taking the course I told my coworkers about the course and they are planning on taking the course as well. I took my course online....they are planning on ordering the book version. I have to admit was easy, and very educational. I learned quite a few new things and how to make transitioning easier for those tough little ones. And the nice thing was, sending in the test results and getting them back quickly. - Dover, New Hampshire

We very much enjoyed your course. So refreshing! It was a joy. You will be hearing from us again. Thank you! - Dacula, Georgia

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