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Calming Chaos by Promoting Positive Behavior

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This training provides tools for utilizing positive guidance to promote positive group behaviors in the early childhood classroom. Using positive teacher/child interactions and the environment to prevent negative behaviors will be emphasized. Practical tips on what to do when challenging behaviors arise will also be addressed. This course is designed for new teachers and teacher aids.

Clock Hours
5 (3 hours social-emotional)

Course Delivery Method
Currently being offered virtually. Internet access and a device, such as a laptop or desktop computer, is required to participate. Please see registration information below.

Target Audience
Professionals new to the early childhood classroom, teachers, and teacher aids

Participants should have some early childhood classroom experience

$75 with possible 15% discount for groups of 10 or more. Maximum of 15 participants. See registration information below for payment.
Upon completion, learner will be able to:
  • Using training handouts, participants will identify five details about the Colorado Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators to gain an understanding of the competencies and how to use them.
  • Participants will use presentation and video content to name five ways to use positive teaching and guidance strategies that mitigate the effects of stress and separation when transitioning in the classroom.
  • Analyzing video presentation of teacher-child interactions, learner will identify two or more positive response interactions and their associated characteristics.
  • Learners will use course notes and video presentation to describe three environmental factors contributing to children’s behaviors and name two ways those factors influence a child’s social-emotional and cognitive development.
  • Participants will compare the adult-child interactions video presentations naming two strategies that promote positive behavior, problem-solving and self-regulation among children.

This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.
  • Professional Development and Leadership 5.1 Identifies professional resources at local, state, and national level.
  • Teaching Practices 29.2 Implements appropriate guidance strategies, including relationship based practices, to help children develop socially and emotionally and to mitigate the effects of stress, separation and transition. 
  • Guidance 2.2 Implements responsive routines and environments to support children’s social-emotional and cognitive development.
  • Guidance 5.2 Practices and applies developmentally appropriate guidance approaches that promote and teach positive behaviors, problem-solving, and self-regulation.
This course is available through Congenial Consulting. Please see below for scheduled event dates and to register through Colorado Shines PDIS. Payments are accepted online, please click the blue text to link to Square - Calming the Chaos PaymentProgram directors may also contact Elisha Stewart of Congenial Consulting to arrange a training event for their program,

Last Update 6/24/2020
Additional Information

This course has been recognized as aligned to The Colorado Competencies and meeting best practice standards for adult instruction through the Colorado Shines PDIS Training Alignment Process. The Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities, issued by the Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services, take precedence over any course content.

To view Child Care Licensing Rules:

For more information, contact your child care licensing specialist.

Please note, instructors will mark your attendance and course completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS within seven days of the course event date. Paper certificates might not be issued at this training. You may confirm your course completion, view, and print an online certificate through My Dashboard – My PDIS Transcript menu navigation of the Colorado Shines PDIS. Please do not upload a course certificate that is already linked to your Colorado Shines PDIS account as this may delay processing of professional credentials.

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