Behavior Management for Young Children



This lesson discusses techniques and strategies for improving behavior and provides basic information to help child care providers develop an effective behavior management approach for dealing with young children. This lesson discusses the goals, purpose, and benefits of behavior management; strategies, techniques, and tips; why children misbehave; consequences and discipline; and adult roles.


RECALL the purpose, goals, and benefits of behavior management.

RECALL strategies for increasing and/or reinforcing positive behaviors.

RECALL effective, proactive behavior management techniques and strategies.

RECALL causes of, and reasons for, misbehavior and types of behavior consequences.

RECALL health disorders that can affect a child’s behavior.

IDENTIFY two types of behavior consequences.

RECALL results of reinforcing positive behavior.

RECALL three discipline styles.

RECALL considerations and tips for effective discipline.