ECE 221 : Guiding Young Children

Practical approaches to guiding young children's behavior are based on a philosophy of problem-solving that emphasizes children's abilities and needs.  Proactive techniques such as active listening, negotiation, I-messages, and similar limit-setting methods help children to accept responsibility and build their communication capacity. Solutions to conflicts in early childhood settings take a child-centered anti-bias approach based on building trust and respect for each child and his/her family's cultural background.  Three lecture hours per week.  Fall, Spring


1.  Identify examples of indirect and direct guidance based on field visit experience.
2.  Contrast the differences between guidance and punishment in the context of self-concept.
3.  Identify signs of emotional distress, abuse, and neglect in children.
4.  Identify the reciprocal relationship between the self-esteem and behavior of the child in relation to the family, school, and society.
5.  Apply a prevention-based approach to guiding young children’s behavior aimed at promoting prosocial development.





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