The Challenging Child-What is the Behaviour? When did it happen? And Why did it happen.

A behaviour profile chart is included. How to observe the child. High Risk situations. Challenging Behaviours.

EXCERPT FROM THE CHALLENGING CHILD IN CHILDCARE

THE CHALLENGING CHILD IN CHILD CARE PROGRAMS

Where to start? What to do? These were questions frequently asked when I was working in Supported Child Care.

As an infant development consultant, I worked directly with the family in the home. I also worked as a Supported child care consultant, instructor and coordinator of programs in group and school settings.

Based on my experience I found Early Childhood courses alone cannot truly prepare you for the many different challenges facing caregivers in today’s multicultural and ever changing family dynamics. The most reliable tool I could always rely on was my own ability to observe the individual child or children then to record the information.

Three vital questions:

What the behaviour is?

When did it happen?

Why did it happen?

I remember being encouraged to write pages of data when I took my ECE training, which was helpful in some aspects, but was not helpful or practical working in child care facilities, especially when dealing with high needs children.

The Behaviour Profile was developed to simplify the procedure:

A 2 hour Certificate of Completion is issued for this workshop.