Educational Activities, Inc. Unveils "Highly Successful Strategies to Guide Young Children’s Behavior"

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Classroom management and appropriate behavior are among the most challenging issues for teachers. "Highly Successful Strategies to Guide Young Children’s Behavior," a training program for early childhood educators, demonstrates how to promote positive behavior with a supportive guidance approach.

Educational Activities, Inc. announced the availability of the training program, "Highly Successful Strategies to Guide Young Children’s Behavior." This professional development program for early childhood teachers is the latest addition to the company's series of Professional Development Programs for Early Childhood Educators. "Highly Successful Strategies to Guide Young Children’s Behavior" addresses classroom management, which is one of the most challenging issues teachers say they face.

"Highly Successful Strategies to Guide Young Children’s Behavior," available in DVD or Video Concept Clip formats, has 7 chapters:

  •     Introduction
  •     Reasons for Inappropriate Behavior
  •     Importance of Our Relationships
  •     The Supportive Guidance Approach
  •     How to Teach Social Skills
  •     Top 20 Supportive Guidance Approach Techniques
  •     Review

The program has an accompanying 24-page Trainer’s Guide, which includes handouts to encourage reflection and discussion about challenging behavior, discipline, supportive guidance techniques and promoting positive behavior.

"Highly Successful Strategies to Guide Young Children’s Behavior" was written by Dr. Patricia Vardin. Dr. Vardin is the Chair of the Early Childhood Education Department of Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.

Dr. Vardin notes that “I have had many teachers and students speak to me over the years about classroom guidance issues and how they often seem to get in the way of successful teaching! This program gives teachers the tools they need to promote positive behavior and control their classes so everyone can succeed.”

The program demonstrates Dr. Vardin’s easy-to-implement Supportive Guidance Approach in real classrooms with real teachers. Teachers who use the Supportive Guidance Approach are warm and caring, but also set limits and guide children to more appropriate behaviors.

“This program expands our Professional Development Series into the critical area of behavior and classroom management.” said Carol Stern, President of Educational Activities, Inc. “Dr. Vardin approaches the issue of guiding young children’s behavior with a deep respect for teachers and children. The Supportive Guidance Approach helps teachers overcome behavior challenges with confidence. I believe teachers will appreciate and implement the suggested techniques.”

The program has English and Spanish tracks and is available as a DVD or Video Concepts Clips (for Powerpoint and other media presentations).

About Educational Activities, Inc.
Educational Activities, Inc., founded in 1948, is a leading publisher of educational DVDs, CDs, Software and Children's Books. The company distributes educational products throughout the United States and Canada as well as internationally. Educational Activities' award-winning products include children’s music CDs by best-selling authors Hap Palmer and Ella Jenkins among others; critical science videos for biology, earth science and health; and basic skills videos and workbooks. Recently, Educational Activities developed a line of early childhood professional development DVDs and Video Concept Clips. Learn more at .

About Dr. Patricia A. Vardin
Dr. Patricia A. Vardin is Chair of the Early Childhood Education Department and an Associate Professor at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. Dr.Vardin serves as an educational consultant in early childhood education for institutions and organizations. She holds a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University and has more than 25 years of experience working with young children, teachers, college students, parents and administrators. Visit Dr. Vardin's Blog, the "Early Education Corner" at

About Highly Successful Strategies to Guide Young Children’s Behavior
DVD 835 – English/ Spanish DVD, Trainer’s Guide (PDF on the DVD)                             $89.00
CDR 835 – 7 English/7 Spanish Concept Clips, Trainer’s Guide (PDF on the CD)        $89.00


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