Childcare. need help with this?

Chris is 6 years old and attends out of school hours care. chris was very close to one staff member but she has left. in the past 2 months 2 new caregivers have been employed and the number of children have increased by double with many older boys attending. chirs turned from a child being fairly quiet, compliant,... show more Chris is 6 years old and attends out of school hours care. chris was very close to one staff member but she has left. in the past 2 months 2 new caregivers have been employed and the number of children have increased by double with many older boys attending. chirs turned from a child being fairly quiet, compliant, cooperative to someone who ignores all requests made by the junior staff member. whenever she asks him to do something he appears to not have hear her and continues to do what he was doing. his non-compliant behaviour has been gradually escalating over the past 3 weeks. Chris is now beginning to refuse to comply with requests from the other staff and will not cooperate with older children in the group.

chris plays cooperatively with the younger children and tends to interact more positively with girls than boys. he enjoys crafts and artwork, but doesn't like to play outside on the play equipment or in ball games. he tends to engage in dramatic plays and asks other children to do a show. the caregiver notices he enjoys playing dramatic activities that involve caring for babies and dolls.

the junior caregiver finds this difficult to understand and thinks this is inappropriate for boys. the assistant caregiver consistently tells chris to go outside and play with the boys as he needs to get some fresh air. chris ignores her. caregivers response to this behaviour insists her finish what he is doing and go outside. chris does so reluctantly but does not join in. he is not complying with other routine tasks given by other staff. the older children (older boys) have begun teasing him about his play calling him a sissy and refuse to play with him. the new caregivers find his behaviour very difficult and have been discussing his problem whenever they meet outside for play.

his mother phones up and says chris was happy to attend out of school care initially, he is now refusing to go and is most distressed when she picks him up at end of day.

they have worked out he is displaying behaviours that are caused by situational factors within the service.

questions to task:

identify who you would involve in the process of identifying the causes for the child's behaviour?

describe how you would include the childs primary caregiver/s (parents) in the review of the behaviours and why this is important?

the factors that are contributing to the child's behaviour?

how they are contributing to or maintaining the inappropriate behaviours?

what needs to be done to change the situational factors? which may include caregivers values and attitudes.

and how you would go about changing the situation to encourage more appropriate behaviours?

ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED!! as im having trouble.
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