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ECE 223 - Positive Child Guidance

This course explores positive child guidance strategies for young children (infants through eight years).  Students will explore theoretical foundations related to child development and the implementation of various models to facilitate self-control and pro-social skills in young children.  Other topics include:  organizing the classroom environment and curriculum to promote positive social interactions; identifying typical and atypical behaviors based on age and stage of child development; defining and distinguishing problem behavior; investigating effective methods for addressing persistent and challenging behaviors; working with children with special needs and; defining and promoting culturally sensitive guidance.


Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe and critically evaluate the historical, philosophical, theoretical, and practical implications of child development and guidance via class discussions, written assignments and examinations.
  2. Define positive child guidance according to various ages and stages via class discussions, activities and written assignments.
  3. Identify problematic and challenging behavior in young children as well as create an action plan to resolve the issue effectively and appropriately via class discussions, activities and written assignments.
  4. Create pro-social classroom environments and curriculum for young children via written assignments and presentations.
  5. Expand knowledge base of children with special needs and recognize effective strategies for guiding development and behavior within inclusive settings via class discussions and written assignments.
  6. Recognize the impact and influence of family and culture on child guidance and respond appropriately via class discussions and written assignments.

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