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Understanding and Adapting to Individual Temperaments From thethe Office of Child Care Administration for Children and Families, temperament is a person’s basic nature or natural way of being. Learning about temperament can help you understand and explain a child’s behavior, which in turn can lead to more responsive, individualized care for infants and toddlers. It takes time to learn about an individual’s temperament. Observing during daily care routines and play, and communicating with families, can help teachers learn about each child’s unique temperament and find ways to support the child. Document
Understanding and Eliminating Expulsion in Early Childhood Programs This tip sheet increases early educators' awareness of how often pre-K expulsion occurs and identifies the students most often impacted. It addresses the consequences expulsion has on children and their families. Strategies to prevent expulsion and resources to promote further learning are also provided. Document
Understanding and Responding to Children Who Bite Biting is a typical behavior often seen in infants, toddlers, and 2-year olds. This article will help you to understand the reasons young children bite and give you some ideas and strategies for responding appropriately. Document
Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Part 3) Mary Beth Kelley and Martha Moriarty share common red flags for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and who should make the diagnosis. Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel facilitate the conversation with their guests and discuss common misconceptions between a learning disability and ADHD. ADHD as a disorder is defined and the process of a diagnosis is covered based on the criteria in the DSM-V. Podcast
Understanding Challenging Behavior in Early Childhood This self study will examine the meaning of behavior and challenging behavior. It will also explore the reasons behind behaviors and discuss strategies for guiding behavior.  There will be time to reflect on effective strategies to support children with challenging behaviors and discussion of positive supports for behavior interventions. For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500 word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course
Understanding Learning Disabilities: An Overview of Learning Disabilities and Diagnosis (Part 2) Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel welcome guests Martha Moriarty and Mary Beth Kelley from the Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota for further discussion on what a learning disability may look like in young children. We will also discuss what the road to diagnosis can look like for families. Podcast
Understanding Learning Disabilities: Inclusion Strategies for Meeting Learning Needs Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel wrap up this four part podcast series with Martha Moriarty and Mary Beth Kelley of the Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota by discussing useful inclusion strategies for children who may have behavioral characteristics of ADHD or learning disabilities. Mary Beth shares many of the ways a setting can be adapted to meet the learning needs of all children and especially support those who struggle with language or attention. Podcast
Understanding Learning Disabilities: Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota (Part 1) Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel welcome special guests Martha Moriarty and Mary Beth Kelley from the Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota. This podcast series begins with an overview of services that this organization provides to children and adults of all ages in Minnesota. Podcast
Understanding Special Needs Rates for the Child Care Assistance Program in Minnesota This info module describes the criteria and process to requesting the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) special needs rate in Minnesota. Info Module
Understanding Special Needs Rates of the Child Care Assistance Program The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Special Needs Rate is available for children with special needs in Minnesota who receive CCAP and meet designated criteria. This tip sheet provides a description of the Child Care Assistance Program's Special Needs Rate and the process to request. Tipsheet