Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

Mistaken Goals of Behaviour

Location: 2772 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC.

As educators and parents we often ask why children engage in challenging behaviours.  Austrian Psychologist and educator Rudolph Dreikurs described four goals of behaviour and proposed that children “misbehave” out of a mistaken assumption that they can gain social status through challenging behaviour.


  • Identify Dreikur’s 4 Mistaken Goals of Behaviour.
  • Understand these goals and learn how to apply techniques to guide the children in our care.
  • Explore helpful ways to respond to challenging behaviour.

« Suitable for parents, students, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with preschool and school age children.

Presenter: Sarah McCarthy. Sarah created ECE Connect in 2016. She has been in the educational field for over 16 years and has worked in Montessori schools, play-based centers, Reggio Emilia inspired schools and forest schools. She currently manages a preschool and teaches at VCC.

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the workshop date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees.
  2. All refunds are subject to a $10 Administration Fee.
  3. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the workshop starts, or if it’s missed.
  4. Westcoast may cancel a workshop at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund
  1. It is the participants’ responsibility to read the workshop description and objectives and make sure the training selected is suitable to their learning needs. If you have a question, call us before registering.
  2. Only Vancouver CCRR Registered LNRs or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Providers qualify to pay the FCC Fee and will need a Promo Code received by email to register. Be sure to use this promo code when registering, as no fee adjustments can be made after registration is confirmed.
  3. Payment must be made at time of registration to reserve your seat.
  4. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to presenter and participants.
  5. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop time. Please make child care arrangements.
  6. Participants must stay for the full workshop to receive a certificate of participation, which will be provided at the end.
  7. There is a $15 charge to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop date.
  8. These are non-credit workshops (cannot be applied towards the completion of a certificate, diploma or degree).
  9. Receipts and handouts are always sent by email.
  10. If you have questions about a certificate being accepted by the ECE Registry, please contact them at 1-888-338-6622 or https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/becomean-early-childhood-educator/renew-maintain-ece-certification

We may take some photographs during workshops with the purpose of promoting our training. By registering you consent to allow us or others attending to take your photograph. If it’s okay with the facilitator, you may photograph some materials, books, etc., but not film the workshop. If you DO NOT wish to be photographed, let the workshop host know.

Be air Aware because we share the air. Scented products such as hair spray or perfume can aggravate health problems for some people, especially those with asthma, allergies and other medical conditions. These can also trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches. Staff and visitors are encouraged not to wear or use any scented products while at Westcoast.

Event Info

Date: Jan 16, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Fee: Special Fee: $10.00 (Promo Code NEWLOCATION)
FCC Fee: Special Fee: $10.00 (Promo Code NEWLOCATION)

Contact Info

Rosa Ng 
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 
604-709-5661 EXT 221 

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