Raising Good Kids: Managing Behaviour and Emotions in Early Childhood Care and Education Settings

Early Childhood Professional Development and Training Course

One of the biggest challenges faced by those working in early childhood care and education services is managing the behaviour and emotions of young children.

  • “How do I respond to a toddler’s emotional meltdowns?”
  • “What’s the best way to help young children who struggle with separation anxiety?”
  • “What is the best way for me to discipline a child who is not my own, yet is in my care?”

If you would like to update your skills and gain greater confidence in managing young children’s behaviour and emotions, Raising Good Kids is for you.

This online early childhood professional development course series has been developed specifically for childcare and education professionals. Available to students, professionals, centres and larger organisations, the course content also links with the National Quality Standards, the EYLF and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. It has also been mapped to both the Certicate III and Diploma early childhood qualifications.

Based on research, but filled with practical examples and advice, these video-based courses are presented by trusted Child Psychiatrist Dr Kaylene Henderson.

As you will discover, having a consistent, research-based approach to assisting with emotions and guiding behaviour benefits children and professionals alike.

Recommended by Early Childhood Australia (ECA)

Professional Development and Accreditation Links

The Raising Good Kids online course series for early childhood professionals links with the

  • National Quality Standards (NQS) Quality Areas 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Australian Teachers Professional Standards 1, 3, 4 and 6
  • Early Childhood Qualifications: Certificate III (Mapped to 2 units: CHCECE006 & CHCECE007) and Diploma (Mapped to 2 units: CHCECE020 & CHCECE007)

All registered course participants will receive a final certificate for each course completed which can be used for professional development purposes.

This course series is great; it truly is! The practical examples are so very relevant. There isn’t a single early years child care practitioner that couldn’t relate to these. I love the approaches taught to manage children’s behaviour too. These will make a big difference for the practitioners who get to complete this course.

Sarah TomoumEarly Years Foundation Stage Consultant, United Kingdom



Based on research, but filled with practical examples and advice, the 10 video-based course modules cover a range of topics, including the following:

  • Understanding differences in temperament
  • Teaching children how to share and take turns
  • Centre-based activities to promote positive social behaviours
  • Managing children’s emotions and meltdowns
  • Promoting the development of empathy in infants and young children
  • Understanding and managing children’s misbehaviour
  • Creating a culture of teamwork among children
  • Research based, effective approach to discipline
  • Teaching infants and young children to identify and express their feelings
  • Supporting children with separation anxiety
  • LOTS of helpful behavioural strategies, including the use of process praise
  • Attachment: The importance of developing secure relationships with the children in your care

Each course in the series will take approximately 90-120 minutes to complete. You can stop and start as often as you need to while completing your course.

When you register for this course series, you will also learn how you can improve young children’s self esteem, school readiness, resilience and relationships with others. The benefits of this fantastic, affordable course series will be felt by your service and by the families with whom you work for years to come.


The Raising Good Kids course series is affordable for individuals and centres alike, with further discounts applied for multiple registrations.

For individual childcare professionals and early years educators:

Register below for only $198 for the complete 3 course series.

For childcare centres, kindergartens, preschools, early learning centres:

For only $67.30pp, you will receive 12 registrations for the complete 3 course series (representing a 66% discount). Even if you have fewer than 12 educators, this still represents the best value for money and you can allocate your remaining registrations to incoming staff at any time in the future.

You can register and pay using Paypal or credit card by clicking on the ‘buy now’ button below. Alternatively, you are welcome to request an invoice using this contact form.

Larger childcare/training organisations:

Larger registration orders can be made at the discounted price of only $67.30 per person. A list of individual codes will be provided which you can allocate to your students/staff. Course completion reports can also be provided if needed.

Please use this contact form to request an invoice.

Whether registering as an individual or as a service, you will receive:

  • Unlimited access to this expert-developed, NQS-linked early childhood professional development course. The courses are presented as a series of video-based modules that you can access at anytime, from anywhere in the world, on computer, tablet or smart phone.
  • Downloadable handouts for each of the 10 modules. Save or print these for future reference.
  • Simple interactive quizzes following each module to reinforce your learning
  • Prompt, friendly technical support, as needed
  • A printable certificate of completion for each of your courses
  • Larger organisations are also able to access completion reports, as required


Dr Kaylene Henderson (MBBS FRANZCP Cert C&A Psych) is a medically trained Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and one of Australia’s leading parenting experts. She is also a trusted training provider for the early childhood education and care sector and creator of the acclaimed ‘Raising Good Kids’ online training for educators.

Kaylene is a sought-after media contributor and a popular speaker at both parent seminars and early years conferences. In her warm and relatable style, Kaylene shares practical, research-based advice in the hope that together, we can bring out the best in the children for whom we all care.


Simply select whether you would like to register as an individual or as a centre. Once registered, you will receive an email containing the link for your course login/s so you can get started straight away. Alternatively, complete this form to request an invoice.





(12 or more)

$67.30 per person


To request an invoice or make an enquiry, please use this contact form.

The Raising Good Kids Online Courses were so easy to navigate through. The modules we completed left us feeling confident and armed with so many more strategies on how to deal with different behaviours and emotions that babies and young children experience. There were lots of practical examples discussed in the courses and the strategies we learned were really easy and practical to implement. The course content covered areas of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). In fact, the courses and framework complement each other well which is great as I know that my staff are on the right track.

After reviewing the price it ended up being a lot more cost effective than most courses, especially since it was online and it was flexible so we could do bits and pieces and finish it in our own time but still get the same information without committing a whole weekend.

I wholeheartedly recommend participating and completing these modules as the information from Dr. Kaylene Henderson has been invaluable.

Rebecca Hogan Teacher, Owner of The Cottage at Coomera Early Learning Centre and Kids at West End Childcare, Consultant for Early Learning Centres

Under the Long Day Care Professional Development Program supported by the Australian Government, C&K has been working with Dr Kaylene Henderson in the provision of online Behavioural Guidance training – ‘Raising Good Kids’: Managing Behaviour and Emotions in 0-5’s’.

As an outcome of the learning development plans for all C&K Long Day Care services, it was identified that behaviour guidance techniques was an area of improvement.

This online development with Dr Kaylene Henderson was chosen as it was so relatable for our educators, having been developed specifically for childcare and education professionals.  The course content linked with the National Quality Standards, the EYLF, and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

In addition, the materials were based on solid research, catered for a variety of learning styles, and provided flexible learning opportunities for our more remote based educators. The ongoing support in being able to access the materials even though they may have finished the training has been extremely valuable. This training has helped our educators to cement key learnings around behavioural guidance and embed these in their everyday practice.

All informal feedback to date has been extremely positive. As a result of this training, our educators are more equipped with the knowledge and practical examples in behaviour guidance.  The success of this initial roll out to C&K Long Day Care Services has since instigated the roll out of this online training to all C&K Kindergartens in 2016.

Michael Tizard (Former) Chief Executive Officer, The Creche & Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K), Australia – candk.asn.au

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