Guiding Children’s Behavior in Child Care Settings

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Guiding Children’s Behavior in Child Care Settings (2 hours / .2 CEU)

Tuition: $21.00

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In-Service Training Course Code:  ECE 0404

CDA Competency: Enhancement of Social and Emotional Development [2 hours / .2 CEU]

Washington STARS Credit: Child Guidance [2 hours]

Washington Core Competency: Content Area 6: Interactions  [2 hours]

 Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Understanding & Guiding Behavior [2 hours]


Training Type: Annual Continuing Education

Training Delivery Method: Online

Cost: Fixed

Session Length: 2 Hours

Amount: $21.00

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: 

  • Administrators
  • Child Care Center
  • Head Start
  • Military
  • Tribal Nations
  • Family Home Child Care
  • School-Age

Language(s) used in training: English

Content Focus Group:

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool Age Children
  • Pre-Kindergarten Children
  • School-Age Children

Training Methods:

  • Audio-video with facilitation
  • Independent study with supervision

Description of Training Session: 

Upon completion of this course, the student will have acquired knowledge of recommended procedures for handling discipline problems in a child care environment, methods for stopping discipline problems before they start, understanding common behavioral traits of children, and typical causes of misbehavior in a child care setting. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • RECALL behavioral traits of infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children.    
  • RECALL potential causes of misbehavior in a child care setting.    
  • RECALL guidance and disciplinary techniques available to child care providers.    
  • RECALL positive reinforcement techniques.    
  • RECALL proper procedures for childproofing a child care environment.


  • Introduction
  • Traits and Behaviors of Children
  • Stop Problems before they Start
  • Causes of Misbehavior
  • Guidance and Disciplinary Techniques
  • 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. 







CEU courses provided by Successful Solutions Professional Development LLC are offered in partnership with Smart Horizons, and  can be applied toward the educational requirements of a National CDA Credential or CDA Renewal as required by the Council for Professional Recognition.


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.

6) Some students may find that they need to download or update Shockwave, Flash player or Java.

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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  • 5
    Love the live chat!

    Posted by Haley on 17th Apr 2014

    I work with the toddlers, so this is the reason why i chose this training. I feel it will be especially helpful for me with the age group that i work with. Understanding ways to better handle misbehavior is something I will be using on a daily basis.
    I'm not that great on the computer so the live chat was VERY helpful! It was also good how quick the response was. I got all the information that I needed.

  • 5
    I enjoyed the material

    Posted by Gail on 17th Mar 2014

    I like that you begin with overviews of materials, then provide details of topics with appropriate examples. I enjoyed the material and came away with ideas on how to guide and discipline children in our preschool environment.

  • 5
    Good suggestions

    Posted by Suzanne on 29th Jan 2014

    I enjoyed the sample situations. They were appropriate for my age level and have happened in my class.