2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ECE 260 - Child Guidance

Description: Relationship-based proactive strategies to promote pro-social development of young children (infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary children). Special focus on building relationships outside of conflict and sustaining relationships during conflicts, utilizing developmentally effective teaching and guidance approaches, and employing effective teacher-child communication balanced with nurturing guidance and supportive instruction.  Particular emphasis on the interplay of attachment and self-regulation, along with a trauma-informed brain-based approach to interventions with persistent and challenging behaviors. This course requires 5 face-to-face observation hours in an early childhood setting. This course is cross-listed with PSY 260.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Relationship-based approach to conflicts
  2. Proactive pro-social development and self-reliance strategies
  3. Effective intentional teacher-child communication
  4. Interplay of attachment and emotional regulation
  5. Trauma-informed brain-based approach to challenging behaviors
  6. Power of observation to recognize the child's underlying need(s)
  7. Positive strength-based guidance strategies

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the relationship-based approach of building on relationships outside of conflict and sustaining relationships during conflicts. (1)
  2. Explain proactive strategies to promote pro-social development and self-reliance with young children. (1,2)
  3. Discuss the importance of effective intentional teacher-child communication nurturing positive relationships, respectful interchanges and fostering mutual trust. (1,3)
  4. Analyze the interplay of attachment and emotional regulation, initiating with adult modeling emotional regulation and then facilitating the child's emotional regulation. (1,4)
  5. Investigate the dynamic of a trauma-informed brain-based approach to understanding and addressing persistent and challenging behaviors. (1,5)
  6. Examine the power of observation to look beyond problem behavior and to recognize the underlying need(s) of the child. (1,6)
  7. Describe positive strength-based guidance strategies focusing on a child's strengths and facilitating emotional growth from the inside out. (3,7)
  8. Devise a well-developed guidance plan based on an assigned case study of a child with persistent and challenging behavior. (1-7)
  9. Develop course signature assignments reflecting course specific NAEYC core standard(s), posting same in teacher portfolio. (1-7)