Guidance and Discipline in Child Care

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Guiding children’s behavior is one of the biggest challenges many child care providers face. Choosing and using the most appropriate guidance and discipline practices focus on ways to encourage and strengthen positive behavior, ways to prevent misbehavior, and ways to manage misbehavior when it occurs.

The following articles provide basic information to help child care providers guide the behavior of young children in the child care setting.

Preventing Misbehavior

The first step in guiding young children’s behavior is to anticipate and eliminate opportunities for misbehavior. The following articles have more information about preventing children’s misbehavior before it occurs.

Guiding Children’s Behavior

Child care providers need creative ways to manage and redirect children who are not following rules. These articles describe a variety of strategies and approaches to deal with common behavior problems in a group child care setting.

Handling Biting

Biting is one of the most challenging issues many child care providers face. The following articles explain the reasons why some children bite others and give parents and child care providers productive ways to manage biting.