ECE 5: Positive Guidance and Discipline for the Young Child | ECED.X305

ECE 5: Positive Guidance and Discipline for the Young Child | ECED.X305

Participants in this course learn to identify children's behavior to determine whether it is normal, developmentally appropriate or problematic. Cooperative discipline is explored in the wider context of classroom management, working with staff and parents. Behaviors are examined to better understand why children behave the way they do and to correct behaviors with a guidance and discipline strategy that is positive, respectful of both child and adult, and developmentally appropriate. Participants also learn to practice prevention of certain behaviors and guide children through the use of positive discipline. The focus is on how an adult can behave when a difficult situation arises and be as effective as possible in creating an atmosphere of safety that supports all children in reaching their fullest potential.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Describe the developmentally appropriate behaviors of young children
  • Discuss positively and respectfully guiding principles
  • Explain the theoretical foundation of prevention strategies
  • Identify the effective communication approach to collaborate with parents and other teachers

Topics Include

  • Physical environments that promote positive learning
  • Positive vs. negative discipline
  • Approaches for problem solving when working with children

Working knowledge of:

  • Communication and collaboration tools such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, or LibreOffice
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Canvas including navigation links, modules, etc.

Additional Information

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Be ready for some lectures, individual presentations, group discussions, class and group projects, and a “hands-on” project or PowerPoint slide presentation to be made as a final project.
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This course is related to the following programs:

Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
01-22-2024 to 02-26-2024 3.0 $510

Melissa Chi Le


Final Date To Enroll: 01-22-2024


Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 01-22-2024 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Mon, 01-29-2024 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Mon, 02-05-2024 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Mon, 02-12-2024 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Mon, 02-26-2024 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE