National Quality Standard
|QA1||Educational program and practice|
|QA5||Relationships with children|
|QA6||Collaborative partnerships with families and communities|
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
|1||Know students and how they learn|
|4||Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments|
|7||Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community|
This series is suitable for all educators currently working in an approved education and care setting across Australia. This is a foundation course that focuses on essential knowledge to guide children’s behaviour and may be suitable for educators who are new to the sector or embarking on a formal early childhood qualification.
To effectively support and guide young children’s behaviour, it is essential that educators develop an understanding of the form and function of children’s behaviour. Developing an understanding of the meaning of children’s behaviour will in turn support educators in developing strategies and teaching techniques unique for each individual child, with the overall aim of empowering children to take control.
In part 1 of this series, you will:
- understand why behaviour is a form of communication that can help educators to develop a better understanding of each individual child
- learn how children regulate their emotions, thoughts and behaviours.
In part 2 of this series, you will:
- develop strategies to support children in times of stress, frustration or anger
- discover and recognise the signs and meanings behind children’s behaviours and strategies to support young children
- uncover how to understand children’s triggers and what these can look like.
Duration: 40 minutes