In this 5 week course, ARC candidates will discuss common behavior problems, discuss how behavior and development are related; describe methods for preventing and remediating challenging behaviors; and, learn methods to support children with challenging behaviors.
Candidates will become familiar with NAEYC’s Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Connecticut’s Common Core of Teaching, and the Connecticut Framework: Preschool Curricular Goals and Benchmarks.
- Acceptance into the program.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Discuss common causes of behavior problems.
- Discuss circumstances when a behavior problem is related to development.
- Describe methods of preventing and remediating challenging behaviors.
- Describe methods for supporting children's social competence with peers.
- Complete a Positive Behavioral Support Plan.
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-5)
Positive Behavioral Support Plan (Week 5)
- Kaisar, Barbara; Rasminsky, Judy Sklar. Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively, 3rd Edition. Pearson Education, Inc. 2012. ISBN-10: 0132159120
- Bredekamp, Sue. Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation. 2nd ed. Pearson Education, Inc. 2014. ISBN-10: 132853337 or ISBN-13: 9780132853330
Journal Articles, videos, PowerPoint, on-line materials (articles in pdf and other forms of written documents as well as web-video casts)
Readings and Exercises
Development and Culture
Remediating Challenging Behaviors
Supporting Social/Emotional Competence
Positive Behavioral Support
Current as of: October 27, 2017
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies and the “Course Policies” link for specific policies related to this course. COSC Resources information regarding available COSC academic support services and resources.