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Is it Misbehavior or Just Developmentally-Delayed Behavior? Assessing Young Children’s Behavior Through a Developmental Window
Monday January 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Pamela Phelps, Early Childhood Consultant and Director & Owner of The Creative Pre-School
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning
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Young children hit, throw things, empty blocks off shelving and pour the water on the floor from the water table. Many teachers view this as misbehavior and put children on time out or prevent them from going out on the playground. When children are pulled from the group and punished, they are not learning new and useful behavior skills that will help them exhibit more socially acceptable behaviors in the future.
Learn a new way to view this kind of behavior as well as teaching strategies to use instead of punishment that will help young children move from socially inappropriate behaviors to more appropriate behaviors. Early Childhood Consultant Dr. Pamela Phelps discussed child development and demonstrated how to view children’s behaviors from a different developmental window.
- How to assess children’s behaviors from a developmental window rather than as misbehavior that needs to be punished
- Effective techniques to implement to help young children learn appropriate social behaviors.
Educators and administrators working with birth through kindergarten children are invited to this event.
About the Presenter
Dr. Pamela Phelps has a Ph.D. in early childhood education and has owned and operated her own early childhood center for over 45 years. The Creative Pre-School is located in Tallahassee, FL. She is the author of the Beyond Centers and Circle Time Curriculum series and Let’s Build, a book on the value of quality book experiences for young children. She has trained across the United States, the Bahamas, Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan. She most recently received the Nancy Thomas Award for outstanding work statewide on behalf of young children and their families.
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