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ECD 105 - Guidance-Classroom Management

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Description: This course is an overview of developmentally appropriate, effective guidance and classroom management techniques for the teacher of young children. A positive pro-active approach is stressed in the course.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032  and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of C.
Corequisite(s): Take ECD 102  with a minimum grade of C. 
Course Topics:
  • Preparing for Positive Guidance
  • Why Guidance Matters
  • Historical Perspectives and Guidance Theories
  • Understanding Children’s Behaviors
  • Valuing the Uniqueness of Each Child
  • How to Observe Children
  • Understanding Children with Ability Differences
  • Preventing Behavior Problems
  • Building Relationships through Positive Communication
  • Fundamental Causes of Positive and Negative Behavior
  • Effective Guidance Interventions
  • Child Abuse

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Computer with Internet access
  • Word processing software (must be able to save Word format)
  • Anti-virus software

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe how the principles of child growth and development serve as a foundation for working effectively in guiding and shaping behaviors of young children. (NAEYC 1a, 1b)
  2. Explain and determine the use of developmentally effective classroom strategies. (NAEYC 4b)
  3. Determine and explain developmentally effective discipline/guidance techniques. (NAEYC 4b,4c)
  4. Plan strategies and techniques for providing a supportive environment in which children develop self-control and interact positively with others. (NAEYC 4b)
  5. Identify and evaluate causes of behavior when observing children in various situations. (NAEYC 1b).

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