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Child Guidance Strategies

CD 113W

Child Guidance Strategies

CD 113W

Course Description

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 2 or WRITING LEVEL 2. Introduces basic skills needed to interact with young children in a positive manner. Identifies instances of growth-producing and/or growth-restricting child behavior and the capability to recognize, interpret and apply a variety of positive guidance techniques. Introduces the preschool and primary classroom, observing and participating with these specialized populations and their teachers. Requires 3 hours a week for a total of 30 hours volunteering in an approved, public, child development program during the main portion of the day. (45-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Define the term discipline.

Objectives:

  • Provide examples of positive and negative discipline
  • Differentiate between traditional "time-out" and "think space".

Relate theory to practice while participating in an early childhood program.

Objectives:

  • Identify developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood classrooms.
  • Apply goals, objectives and strategies for both age groups.
  • Organize curriculum experiences around themes.
  • Evaluate the quality of programs for both age groups.
  • Share impressions and experiences in the classroom seminar.

Differentiate between a constructivist and a behaviorist approach to discipline.

Objectives:

  • Explain when each is most appropriately used.
  • Identify the theorists aligned with each approach

Identify examples of authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive care giving styles.

Objectives:

  • Describe the characteristics of children exposed to these three styles.
  • Discuss the cultural bias of this perspective on parenting.

Discuss how developmentally appropriate practices prevent behavior problems in children.

Objectives:

  • Design a child care center that reduces the likelihood of misbehavior, including large and small group centers and a private space.
  • Describe at least 18 positive discipline strategies.

Demonstrate competence in implementing a variety of positive discipline strategies.

Objectives:

  • Complete a self-study of your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Lead a class discussion on recommended strategies to address a particular behavioral concern.
  • Design a handout on a child care issues ready for inclusion in a parent newsletter.
  • Problem-solve solutions to case studies.

Demonstrate competence in interacting productively with others.

Objectives:

  • Engage in cooperative group work.
  • Provide constructive criticism regarding other students' presentations and handouts.

Demonstrate the ability to access information about a particular discipline topic.

Objectives:

  • Produce citations from the computerized index systems in the Delta library.
  • Write a paper reviewing the literature on a childhood behavior disorder.

Promote writing tasks to promote learning.

Objectives:

  • Understand and analyze information in written form.
  • Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.
  • Evaluate the information.

Function as a teacher's assistant in a developmentally appropriate program, while acquiring technical teaching skills from professional teachers.

Objectives:

  • Complete 3 hours a week for 10 weeks of instructor-approved fieldwork during the main portion of the teaching curriculum in an appropriate program.
  • Perform as a cooperating member of a teaching team.
  • Record classroom activities and observations in a daily journal.