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ECE 343 - Early Childhood Guidance Lab

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Focuses on effective approaches and positive guidance strategies for supporting the development of all children. Students observe for and utilize strategies taught in ECE 243 . Includes 30-hour lab.  Criminal background check is required.
(This course is Pass/Fail.)
Corequisite: ECE 243  or Instructor Approval
Competencies
  1. Use effective receptive and expressive communication skills
    1. Listens and communicates with respect, consideration and warmth to each child
    2. Practice using effective positive communication strategies with young children
    3. Accept, acknowledge and adapt communication strategies in response to cultural, linguistic and ability diversity
  2. Practice social emotional teaching strategies to support children.
    1. Support children in building feeling vocabularies to appropriately identify and express their own emotions and emotions of others.
    2. Use a variety of strategies to support the development of friendship skills
    3. Demonstrate teaching strategies to support children with controlling anger, handling disappointment, and calming themselves
    4. Practice taking an active role in problem solving steps and strategies with children
  3. Promote positive, supportive relationships in the guidance lab setting
    1. Use a variety of strategies for building relationships with children, including learning each child’s name
    2. Use a variety of strategies to encourage and support children’s play.
    3. Use descriptive, positive encouraging statements to support each child’s positive social behaviors, efforts and accomplishments
    4. Take opportunities to greet or welcome families.
  4. Analyze and demonstrate effective approaches to creating a supportive classroom environment
    1. Help children understand and follow classroom rules, schedules, routines and transitions
    2. Demonstrate room awareness and rotate throughout room to interact with and supervise children
    3. Begin to practice group management techniques
    4. Practice assessment techniques that provide informaion about children’s behavior and develoment
    5. Engage in a range of developmentally appropriate guidance strategies
    6. Reflect on work with children related to building relationships, guiding children and supporting children with the development of self-esteem
    7. Demonstrate basic health and safety practices
  5. Demonstrate professional behavior
    1. Practice confidentiality, dependability and accountability
    2. Display professional appearance, attitude and behavior as reflected in the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
    3. Demonstrate behavior in congruence with the philosophy, policies and procedures of the program
    4. Respond to children, families, peers and staff in ways that demonstrate sensitivity to cultural, linguistic and ability diversity
    5. Begin to take responsibility for classroom functioning as indicated by instructor and cooperating teacher



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