Feb 24, 2024
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
- Use effective receptive and expressive communication skills
- Listens and communicates with respect, consideration and warmth to each child
- Practice using effective positive communication strategies with young children
- Accept, acknowledge and adapt communication strategies in response to cultural, linguistic and ability diversity
- Practice social emotional teaching strategies to support children.
- Support children in building feeling vocabularies to appropriately identify and express their own emotions and emotions of others.
- Use a variety of strategies to support the development of friendship skills
- Demonstrate teaching strategies to support children with controlling anger, handling disappointment, and calming themselves
- Practice taking an active role in problem solving steps and strategies with children
- Promote positive, supportive relationships in the guidance lab setting
- Use a variety of strategies for building relationships with children, including learning each child’s name
- Use a variety of strategies to encourage and support children’s play.
- Use descriptive, positive encouraging statements to support each child’s positive social behaviors, efforts and accomplishments
- Take opportunities to greet or welcome families.
- Analyze and demonstrate effective approaches to creating a supportive classroom environment
- Help children understand and follow classroom rules, schedules, routines and transitions
- Demonstrate room awareness and rotate throughout room to interact with and supervise children
- Begin to practice group management techniques
- Practice assessment techniques that provide informaion about children’s behavior and develoment
- Engage in a range of developmentally appropriate guidance strategies
- Reflect on work with children related to building relationships, guiding children and supporting children with the development of self-esteem
- Demonstrate basic health and safety practices
- Demonstrate professional behavior
- Practice confidentiality, dependability and accountability
- Display professional appearance, attitude and behavior as reflected in the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
- Demonstrate behavior in congruence with the philosophy, policies and procedures of the program
- Respond to children, families, peers and staff in ways that demonstrate sensitivity to cultural, linguistic and ability diversity
- Begin to take responsibility for classroom functioning as indicated by instructor and cooperating teacher
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