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ECE. 335 Child Guidance

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Course Description

This introductory course in child guidance and discipline for teachers, caregivers and parents gives an overview of the complexity of children’s behavior and how to address it constructively. Theories and trends concerning child guidance are introduced to help students understand the purposes for children’s behavior. Students will gain a developmental outlook on children, increase their repertoire of strategies in how they interact with them, explore methods of planning and setting goals for children and evaluate their behavior through observation. The course will emphasize the important relationship between child development and guidance strategies and the value of play as it relates to a child’s learning.

Units: 3
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU