Temperament of Infants & Toddlers
Understanding individual temperament is an essential tool for infant and toddler teachers. Children have temperament-related characteristics that influence how they experience the environment, interact with others and how adults perceive and respond to each child. This training explores the different temperaments of infants and toddlers and how teachers can respond effectively to meet the needs of the children in their care. Teachers will discuss how their temperament and a child might influence the relationships in group care. Participants will also explore the meaning of “goodness of fit” between the child’s temperament and the style of care provided by the caregiver.