Temperament: A Practical Approach to Meeting Individual Needs
A PITC Training Session

Session Format: 3-hour session, 30-40 participants, mini-lecture, DVD, large and small group activities

This session uses a variety of interactive learning activities to introduce the concept of temperament and its dimensions. The temperament tendencies of infants and toddlers will be explored. Participants will discover and examine the influence of temperament on their relationships with infants and toddlers. Goodness-of-fit, along with cultural perspectives on temperament will be discussed as central to caring for young infants and toddlers in group care. Participants will analyze videos to understand what various temperament tendencies look like and engage in group discussion to deepen their understanding of strategies that are responsive to children with different temperament tendencies in group care.

Related Module(s):
I Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization

Related Resources:

Article Challenging Our Assumptions Helping a Baby Adjust to Center Care
Article Temperament and Development: The Role of Context in a Biologically Based System
Article The "Ideal Baby": A Look at the Intersection of Temperament and Culture
Guide El cuidado de los niños de cero a tres años en grupo: Una guía para el desarrollo socioemocional y la socialización, Segunda edición
Guide Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization, Second Edition
Handout Agenda
Handout Examining Our Labels
Handout Examining Our Labels Activity
Handout Is It True for You?
Handout Linking the PITC Trainer Institute Sessions to Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
Handout Resource List
Handout Responding to Individual Temperament Tendencies in Group Care: Recommended Care Teacher Strategies
Handout Session Evaluation Head, Heart, Foot
Handout Temperament Chart
Handout Temperament Child Assessment
Handout Temperament Dimensions Handout
Handout Temperament Self Assessment
Handout What Is Your Ideal Child?
Manual Manual pedagógico, Módulo I: El crecimiento socioemocional y la socialización
Manual Trainer's Manual Module I: Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization, Second Edition
PowerPoint Temperament: A Practical Approach to Meeting Individual Needs
DVD Flexible, Fearful, or Feisty: The Different Temperaments of Infants and Toddlers
DVD Booklet Flexible, Fearful, or Fiesty: The Different Temperaments of Infants and Toddlers