In South Dakota, most child care providers are required to receive between 6 and 20 hours of education each year, depending on the child care setting where the provider works and whether or not the provider is registered with the state. There are a variety of different training categories, and providers should be sure to vary their training topics each year to ensure that they receive a well-rounded education that will help them to help children develop optimally, in all areas of development.
Since one in five preschool-aged children has a behavioral problem, and early childhood educators are typically working with 10 or more children at a time, behavioral problems are likely to show up in every child care environment. For this reason, child care providers should ensure that training in guidance and behavior management is acquired each year in order to stay updated on the best practices for preventing and managing behaviors that may occur in the classroom.
To ensure that providers are prepared to manage problematic behaviors and attempt to prevent problematic behaviors from developing in the first place, I offer on-site training to child care providers and early childhood educators to fulfill training requirements for the state of South Dakota.
Browse below to learn about the specific courses that I offer, or feel free to email me at Emily@EncompassMH.com with any requests for specific courses to meet your needs.