Childrens Temperament

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Children's Temperament (1 hour / .1 CEU)

Tuition: $10.50

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In-Service Training Course Code:  ECE 0506

CDA Competency: Observing and Recording Progress and Behavior of Children [1 hour / .1 CEU]

Washington STARS Credit: Child Growth, Development and Learning [1 hour]

Washington Core Competency: Content Area 3 Ongoing Measurement of Child Progress [1 hour]

 > Early Care & Education Professionals [1 hour]

 Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Understanding & Guiding Behavior [1 hour]


Training Type: Annual Continuing Education

Training Delivery Method: Online

Cost: Fixed

Session Length: 1 Hour

Amount: $10.50

Session Level: 2

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the trainer/instructor: The student is encouraged to contact the trainer and other student support staff by email, Live Chat, phone for support and resources. Student support hours are 8 am until 9 pm, 7 days a week. Student forum and assignments provide the student with opportunities to share experiences, to engage with the trainer and other students, and to reflect on what they have learned. 

Audiences the training applies to: 

  • Family, Friend & Neighbor
  • Child Care Center
  • Head Start
  • Military
  • Tribal Nations
  • Family Home Child Care
  • Parents/Relatives

Language(s) used in training: English

Content Focus Group:

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool Age Children

Training Methods:

  • Audio-video with facilitation
  • Independent study with supervision

Description of Training Session: 

Every child possesses a certain combinations of traits and qualities that make him/her unique. Understanding these traits helps child care providers develop effective discipline practices and cultivate positive relationships with the children in their care. Child care methods are most successful when they are attuned to a child’s temperament.

This course discusses children’s temperaments and how temperament affects behavior. It also addresses child care strategies for managing temperament and nurturing children’s unique personalities.

Learning Objectives: 

  • RECALL the definition of temperament.    
  • IDENTIFY differences and similarities between childhood and adult temperaments.  
  • IDENTIFY three categories of temperament.    
  • IDENTIFY temperament traits of infants, toddlers, and young children.    
  • RECALL the relationship amongst children’s temperaments, conflict, and educational growth.    
  • IDENTIFY tips for managing temperaments.


  • Introduction
  • Temperaments
  • Temperament Traits
  • Relating to Children’s Temperaments
  • Summary
  • End of Lesson Test


This is a self-paced course that and can be saved and resumed during any point. Assessment question and answer sessions during the course monitor the students’ progress, and support the student’s progression, and learning objectives. There is a test at the end of each course. The questions on the test are completely based on the materials covered in the specific course. The student must get 70% or better to pass the test. If 70% is not achieved, then the training system automatically takes the student back through the course to review the materials that were missed on the test. The student is then returned to the test to try again for a second attempt if needed.


 All courses are completely online. Nothing will be shipped. 



2) Student enrollments are activated between 8 am and 9 pm PST, 7 days a week. It can take up to 30 minutes after enrollment for your courses to become active for access. However, in most cases it is within 5 minutes.

3) Enrollments submitted between 9 pm and 8 am (during the night) will be processed by 8:30 am the next morning.

4) Check your email for instructions to start the training. You will receive an email with the word PASSWORD in the subject line. Click on the link in the email, and use the log-in credential provided to access the course.

5) Attention Mobile Device Users! This training cannot be done on a mobile device. Cell phones and tablets do not have the required software to run the online In-service courses. A computer with internet access is required to complete the online In-service training.

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7) Some students may find that they have to update their internet browser, this is most often the case when trying to use Internet Explorer. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for the best results. Our student support staff is happy to assist students with troubleshooting should you encounter technical issues, and will provide common suggestions for solving problems that occur when normal browser maintenance or application updates need to occur.

8) Cancellations and refunds requested within 72 hours after enrollment are available for courses/programs that have NOT been accessed. Refunds and Cancellations will be charged a 20% cancellation fee.

9) Once you log in and start a course, a refund is not available. After 72 hours, the payment credit can be transferred to a different training or to a new student if the training was not started by the original student for up to 30 days after enrollment.

10) Refunds are not available after 72 hours.

11) Refunds are not available for courses/programs that have been started.

12) Washington students must submit an evaluation form with a valid STARS ID number upon completion of the course and a certificate will be emailed to you. Certificates are prepared throughout the day, 7 days a week.

13) Completed courses are recorded in MERIT Monday through Friday, throughout the day continuously, between 8 am and 3 PM. If you complete your training in the evening or over the weekend, it will be recorded on the next business day during those hours.

14) During the last two weeks of December, expect longer processing times for enrollment and certificates due to the high volume enrollments and completed trainings during the year end rush. We recommend enrolling and completing your training prior to the end of December whenever possible.

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  • 4
    great starter class

    Posted by Ashlea Olwell on 16th Mar 2015

    The class was just what I needed to start using and learning more about children's temperament. I did not know that a child is born with a temperament and it help me understand and how to help cope a child with a temper. Now that I have the basics and can identify what or why the child is not happy, I am able to research or use other ideas to help the child.

  • 5
    Thank you

    Posted by Ashlea on 14th Nov 2014

    The parts of the training that worked best for me was the explanations of how children are born with a temperament. It clearly explained the child traits for different temperaments and how temperament is related to behavior of a child. This is best because i am currently a preschool teacher and did not know a child's personality included temperament. I would suggest to add more explanations for teachers of how to identify temperaments and examples on how to help or change a classroom environment for children with a high temperament. Thank you for the course i did learn from it and can not wait to apply in my own teaching style.

  • 5
    Good layout

    Posted by Claire on 12th Mar 2014

    The layout was easy to understand and the training progressed naturally through the information. Introducing the 3 Temperament Categories and the 9 Temperament Traits in a list first and then explaining them one by one helped me to have the big picture before learning all of the details.

  • 5
    This was very informative

    Posted by Gina on 28th Feb 2014

    I liked that it explained that you are born with your temperament and it is not acquired or a learned trait. I also liked that it could be controlled as you get older but will always have those traits. I am glad I took this class.

  • 4
    good course

    Posted by Kelly on 28th Jan 2014

    Learning about the different effects of temperament and how it can be inherited

  • 5
    I really enjoy the convenience of the courses and enjoy this style of learning.

    Posted by Kelsey on 23rd Jan 2014

    I liked have the questions that checked my knowledge to make sure I was retaining the information that I was taught.