Positive Child Guidance

ECE 215
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 4-6 clock hours completing field experience outside of scheduled class times which may include working with young children, families, and early childhood professionals.

Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER reading score of 60, or a "C" in TSRE 55, or ENGL 151