Positive Behavior Support for Young Children: A Free Online Course

5/15/14

If you work with young children, you may struggle with challenging behavior. Positive Behavior Support for Young Children is a free, nine-week online course that will begin Tuesday, June 10, 2014. It is being offered by the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL), in partnership with the University of Washington (UW) College of Education. Dr. Gail Joseph will lead the course. Dr. Joseph is an associate professor of educational psychology and the director of early childhood family studies at UW. She also serves as co-director of NCQTL.

Head Start and Early Head Start staff will learn how to address this problem with evidence-based practices to support the social-emotional development of infants and young children. Explore current research about the development of children with early-onset aggressive behaviors. Staff will discover ways to respond with positive behavioral supports and interventions to promote positive early childhood mental health.

About the Course

Audit this free, nine-week online course for complete access to all of the materials, tests, and the online discussion forum. When you have finished the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the developmental stages of social-emotional development for infants and young children
  • Identify adult-child interactions that are emotionally supportive and build positive relationships
  • Describe classroom management skills that prevent challenging behavior and increase active engagement in early learning
  • Observe and record a functional behavior assessment of a child in an early care setting
  • Write an individualized behavior support plan based on the assessment

This course is being offered in an experimental format. Students are welcome to audit the course and participate in all activities. You decide what and how much you want to do. Certificates will not be issued.

How to Register

To register or for more information about auditing the course, visit: https://www.edx.org/course/uwashingtonx/uwashingtonx-ecfs312x-positive-behavior-1642#.U3OoIE0U-Ul

Questions?

For more information about this free course, visit: https://www.edx.org/course/uwashingtonx/uwashingtonx-ecfs312x-positive-behavior-1642#.U3OoA00U-Un

via National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning.

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