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Temperament, Culture, and Goodness of Fit

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Course Length

2 hours

Delivery Method

Asynchronous eLearning


On-Demand eLearning

Course Summary

Do you have a child in your program that you have struggled to understand and create a positive relationship with? Maybe you feel like it is trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. In this eLearning course, you will learn about the concept of temperament and how culture, values, and beliefs influence the goodness of fit between a caregiver and child related to the child’s temperament. Cultural and personal beliefs and values shape our expectations for children. These may or may not be a good fit for a child’s temperament. Learn ways to view a child’s behavior through a temperament and cultural lens and how to improve the goodness of fit.

CEU Credits

.2 CEUs

CDA Competency Area
  • Content Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning
MN KCF Content Area
  • I: Child Development and Learning

1 (Beginner)

State Approval
  • MN

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define temperament
  • Interpret own temperament style
  • Examine how individual and cultural beliefs influence caregiving interactions
  • Describe goodness of fit for temperament style within environmental and cultural contexts
  • Describe why temperament affects caregiver/child interactions
  • Describe ways to reframe temperament in order to support responsive caregiving