Why are we all so different? Understanding Children’s Temperament
Core Knowledge Areas: Child Development and Learning, Family Collaboration, Program Management, Teaching and Leading, Observation, documentation and assessment, Interaction and Guidance
CDA Content Areas: #3 (3 hours)
Understanding your temperament and the temperament of the children in your care will assist you in providing responsive and respectful quality early childhood education.
Temperament consists of nine inherent traits: activity level, distractibility, intensity, regularity, sensory threshold, approach and withdrawal, adaptability, persistence, and mood. The unique combination of these traits forms your child’s most basic self—it is their natural disposition. Understanding your child’s temperament can help you be a better parent and teacher.