2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 07, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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EDUC& 130 - Guiding Behavior

3.0 Credits
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences. S/U grade option.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify developmentally appropriate child behaviors, individually and in groups.
  2. Describe and compare at least three approaches in guiding behavior for young children.
  3. Describe and demonstrate positive, respectful, and culturally responsive interactions.
  4. Plan an environment supportive of children’s development with focus on attachment, self-help, relationships, and exercising executive function. 
  5. Articulate strategies to promote social and emotional competencies and positive sense of self.
  6. Identify and communicate strategies for professional interactions with families and staff, reflecting confidentiality, respect, and a positive approach to guidance.
  7. Provide documentation of how being a child development specialist influences teaching expectations, selected guidance strategies, and environmental planning in affecting children’s behavior.

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