Mastering Challenging Behaviors: The Essentials

Are you struggling to manage challenging behavior in your classroom? If so, you're not alone. Many early childhood educators report challenging behaviors are the most difficult part of their job and can interrupt their ability to effectively manage their classroom. IMPACT can help.

In our inclusive early learning training course “Mastering Challenging Behaviors: The Essentials,” you'll gain the foundational knowledge and confidence to address challenging behaviors in your classroom.
2 Hours
Intended for educators working with 
Toddler - Pre-K

When you take the online course “Mastering Challenging Behaviors: The Essentials,” you will:

  • Discover the causes of challenging behavior
  • Learn practical, actionable strategies to support positive behavior
  • Learn how to reframe how you think about behavior in a way that builds connection and strong relationships with even the most difficult-to-reach children
  • Understand how trauma affects behavior
  • Get sensory training on behavior to support children with sensory-seeking or avoiding behaviors
  • Master the basics of data collection and ABC charts to pinpoint the root causes of challenging behavior and identify the right solutions
  • Learn seven simple, effective techniques from our childcare professional development instructors to promote positive behavior
  • Learn strategies that support kids with disabilities and their typically developing peers
Don't let challenging behavior keep your classroom from unlocking its full potential. Sign up for this online childcare training course today, and start building a positive and productive learning environment for all of your students.
This course is a mix of:
 On-demand lessons with visuals including text, images, and videos 
Recorded audio narration with optional closed captioning
Engaging activities that support learning

Course Details
Mastering Challenging Behaviors: The Essentials

IMPACT's online childcare courses are Merit STARS approved and provide evidence-based early childhood education training.
Certificate for 2 continuing education hours awarded upon completion of course and quiz
  • 5 Lessons

    • Understanding Challenging Behavior
    • Challenging Behavior Through a Sensory Lens
    • Relationships and Behavior
    • Simple Strategies for Positive Behavior
    • Using ABC Charts to Analyze Behavior and Find Solutions 

Bonus Materials

  • 4 Functions of Behavior Handout
  • Heavy Work Handout
  • Descriptive Feedback Handout
  • ABC Chart


  • Intended for: Educators working with Toddler - Pre-K
  • May be applicable for: Educators working with children Kindergarten - 3rd grade

User Review

Mastering Challenging Behaviors: The Essentials

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"The many suggestions of how to help children practice and learn skills for positive behavior, examples of responses I can practice, and understanding what is behind a challenging behavior was helpful to learn. It is a very in-depth course, thank you!"

Course Access


All online on-demand IMPACT courses are accessible for 12 months after the date of purchase. 


Each course includes the English transcript of the narration and has closed captioning available in multiple languages.


Through Google widgets, our courses can be translated into many different languages. 

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