“All children come to us with unmet needs. Most children have the ability to delay these needs. Troubled children focus on nothing else until these needs are met. Meet the needs early or consume your time fighting them. The choice is yours, not theirs!”— Dan Hodges
Young children present phases of their development that can be challenging to adults. There are also issues that arise at times that do not seem to fit the typical characteristics of children. These can present frustrations to the child as well as those that work with them. Understanding the “whys” behind a child’s behavior can greatly influence the reactions of adults. Do you know a child who:
»flies off the handle
»won’t give up
»has to have things just so
»gives up quickly
»is in your face
»cannot pay attention
You are not alone! It is important to understand that challenging behavior is trying to communicate something. Difficult behaviors like those mentioned above may be used instead of language by a child who has limited social skills or has learned that challenging behavior will result in meeting his or her needs. Collier Child Care Resources is hosting an early education symposium with well-known speaker, Ron Davis, on “The Challenge of Behavior – Is There No End?!” for early childhood teachers, administrators, and parents. The symposium will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Avow Ispiri Community Center, 1205 Whippoorwill Ln., Naples, FL 34105. The cost is $30 per person. For early childhood teachers, a certificate will be available upon completion and 0.4 CEUs are earned. To purchase a ticket, visit www.collierchildcare.org/symposium or call (239) 643-3908.
This symposium will provide information on understanding the meaning of difficult behaviors and ways to plan more effectively for intervention. The recipe for effective discipline, dealing with challenging behavior, and techniques that promote teaching more appropriate behavior will all be presented in ways that are informative, humorous, and practical. Participants will see parts of themselves throughout the session as they reflect on their interactions with children.
The symposium is presented by Ron Davis, a school psychologist in Ohio for 35 years, with the last 27 of them specializing in early childhood. In 1992, he was honored as the “Ohio School Psychologist of the Year”. Following retirement from Toledo Public Schools, he taught at the University of Toledo full-time for 10 years in special education and early childhood. His passion has been in working with children and families who face challenges.
The event is hosted by Collier Child Care Resources, a nonprofit organization that provides partial tuition assistance for early childhood care and education to low-income, working families. CCCR recognizes the importance of providing quality training workshops for early childhood teachers to increase the quality of childcare and early education throughout Southwest Florida. CCCR offers multiple early childhood symposiums annually on research based, high demand topics for early learning professionals.
“The Challenge of Behavior–Is There No End!”
Presented by Ron Davis
**For Early Childhood Teachers, Parents and Administrators
Saturday, May 18, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. Symposium
At Avow Ispiri Community Center, 1205 Whippoorwill Ln., Naples, FL 34105
Cost: $30 per person
Certificate available upon completion, 0.4 CEUs earned. (Additional $18 fee to FLAEYC for credits)