SRJC Course Outlines

5/20/2019 6:16:28 PMCHLD 185.3 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHLD 185.3Title:  GUIDANCE/DISC PRE/EP  
Full Title:  Guidance & Discipline Techniques-Preschool & Early Primary
Last Reviewed:2/27/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CHLD 85.3

Catalog Description:
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This course explores positive, age-appropriate child guidance and discipline approaches based on contemporary research and child development theory for teachers working with children ages 3-6. Students review guidance techniques and explore strategies that effectively support the child in managing his/her behavior.  Topics include principles of effective communication, child development and behavior, appropriate limits and rules, and problem solving and consequences

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100; and Course completion of CHLD 10

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course explores positive, age-appropriate child guidance and discipline approaches based on contemporary research and child development theory for teachers working with children ages 3-6. Students review guidance techniques and explore strategies that effectively support the child in managing his/her behavior.  Topics include principles of effective communication, child development and behavior, appropriate limits and rules, and problem solving and consequences
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100; and Course completion of CHLD 10
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1. Identify and describe the diverse influences that impact the behavior of 3 - 6 year old children.
2. Compare and contrast various theories of guidance and discipline.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of methods and strategies that support the development of
    pro-social behavior.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe behavioral characteristics of the 3 - 6 year old child in diverse settings.
2. Examine the factors contributing to a child's behavioral pattern.
3. Analyze the effectiveness of various guidance approaches.
4. Describe age-appropriate guidance techniques and disciplinary methods.

Topics and Scope
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I. Understanding 3 - 6 year old Children's Behavior
    A. Domains of development
         1. Physical
         2. Cognitive/Language
         3. Social-emotional
    B. Environmental factors
    C. Individual styles and temperament
    D. Emotional and social needs
    E. Cultural influences
II. Guidance Behaviors
    A. Discipline vs. punishment
    B. Developmentally appropriate guidance
    C. The language of discipline
         1. Verbal
         2. Body language
         3. Attitude
    D. Rewards vs. encouragement
III. Development of Guidance Practices and Techniques
    A. The teacher's role
    B. The classroom environment
    C. Peer influences
    D. Specific techniques
         1. Limit setting
         2. Redirecting
         3. Distraction
         4. Active problem-solving
         5. Negotiating
         6. Active listening
         7. Positive reinforcement
         8. Natural and logical consequences
IV. Adult Collaboration in Guidance and Discipline
    A. Communicating with parents
     B. Collaborating with other teachers
    C. Working with specialists and community agencies
    D. Using individual behavior plans

Assignments:
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Assignments may include but are not limited to:
1. Reading of text and instructor prepared materials (approximately 200 pages total)
2. In-class reflective writing
3. Homework: problem solving exercises on discipline scenarios
4. Article response papers (2-4 papers of 1-2 pages each)
5. Participation in small group activities and discussions
6. Group role playing
7. Field observation and written case study of children in a classroom setting (3-5 pages)
8. Essay and/or short answer exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Case study, article response papers, in-class reflective writing
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework: problem solving exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Role-playing, field observation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Essay and/or short answer exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Guiding Young Children: A Problem Solving Approach. 4th ed. Reynolds, Eleanor. McGraw-Hill. 2005 (classic)
A Guidance Approach for the Encouraging Classroom. 6th ed. Gartrell, Dan. Cengage Learning. 2013  
Instructor prepared materials

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