Behaviour in the Early Years

This course is worth 10 Pro-D hours.

Welcome to the Behaviour in the Early Years online training! This course aims to create a shared understanding of children’s behaviours within child care communities. After completing the four modules, learners will be equipped with strategies to work with diverse groups and support all children and behaviours.

Each module has been developed following extensive research and collaboration with a diverse range of early childhood professionals, academics, and government partners. It has also been guided by the British Columbia Early Learning Framework (BCELF) and Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework (IELCCF) to inspire inclusive child care programs across the province.


Completion of the course usually takes around 10 hours.

As soon as you register for the course, you will be able to start on the first module which can be found on your dashboard under ‘Courses.’ Lessons must be completed in order.

Assignments are typically approved within 2 business days. Assignments can be submitted at any time but will not be reviewed during the evenings, on weekends, or during holidays.

Participants will receive a certificate for 10 hours of professional development upon completion of all modules. Certificates will be automatically generated and should be downloaded and saved to your computer.

If you have questions about the course or difficulty accessing any of the course components, please use the contact form here.

  • All text throughout the training can be read with a screen reader.
  • Each photo and all diagrams have embedded alt-text.
  • All videos throughout the training include closed captions.

The Behaviour in the Early Years training was created with Universal Design for Learning in mind. The information in this course is represented through many forms in hopes of accommodating all learners. You will find the materials in the form of text, audio, video, and interactive activities.

Yes, you can! You can find the group material in the course intro under ‘Facilitating this Course.’

Course Content

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Course Includes

  • 5 Modules
  • 34 Lessons
  • Course Certificate

Scenario-based learning allows learners to view situations from different perspectives, encouraging thoughtful reflection. Applying learning in a more practical way can help to build confidence and gives the learner the ability to transfer knowledge to real-life work. You will see how best practices might look in action, determine alternate strategies you could implement in these situations, and reflect on your own experiences as a care provider.

Your task is to take on the perspective of the provider within the scenario and determine:

  • What worked well?
  • What, if anything, could be done differently?

Remember, it is not the job of providers to diagnose children. Instead, we can do our best to create safe childcare ecosystems that promote social emotional well-being and support children and their diverse range of behaviours. This will be important to keep in mind while navigating the scenarios in Module 4.