2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECE 215 - Positive Child Guidance

3 CR
This course examines theoretical approaches to guidance, positive intervention strategies, observation techniques, and group management skills. Emphasis is on the positive development of a child’s self-esteem, ages newborn to eight, and positive communications with families. Children’s social relationships are examined as are cultural influences. This course is based on NAEYC standards of child development practices. Each student may be required to spend four (4) to six (6) clock hours completing field experience outside of scheduled class times which may include working with young children, families, and early childhood professionals.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55  or ENGL 151 .
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Recognize developmentally appropriate strategies that promote prosocial behavior in young children.
  2. Identify reasons for challenging behaviors.
  3. Explore the role of an early childhood educator in the guidance of young children.
  4. Evaluate environments that promote successful child guidance and encourage positive relationships with caregivers, peers, and families.