CDEV1520 Guiding Children’s Behavior

The student will examine positive strategies to guide children's behavior. The student will examine ways to establish supportive relationships with children guiding them in order to enhance learning, development, and well-being. Students will receive an introduction to positive child guidance techniques for individual and group situations. For required course activities students are expected to arrange observations and interact with a child between the ages of 3 and 8 throughout the semester.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Analyze strategies to promote children’s understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of human differences due to social, cultural, physical, or developmental factors
Examine the importance of creating in each child a sense of belonging, security, personal worth, self-esteem, and self-confidence toward learning
Communicate with colleagues and family to provide consistency in guidance
Design developmentally appropriate routines and schedules
Critique problem prevention strategies
Critique positive communication strategies
Design strategies to assist children in learning to express emotions in positive ways, solve problems and make decisions including self-regulation and calming strategies
Evaluate an environment where young children are able to explore and expand their creative abilities
Assess consequences and antecedents of behaviors to understand their effect on behaviors
Critique pro-social problem solving methods

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE).  Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals.  Refer to the Course Credits section of this syllabus for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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