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, and Connecticut’s Common Core of Teaching.
- 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.
Course Activities and Grading
Week One Reflection
Week Two Reflection
Appendix A Assignment
Appendix B Assignment
School Climate Policy
- 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. 3rd 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
Behavior, Development and Culture
Remediating Challenging Behaviors
Supporting Social/Emotional Competence
Temperament and School Climate Policy
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 see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.