EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior • 3 Cr.


Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify and differentiate developmentally appropriate child behaviors, individually and in groups.
  • List and describe positive guidance techniques for children birth through early adolescence.
  • Describe and demonstrate positive, respectful, culturally responsive interactions.
  • Create a model daily schedule, routine, and environment that provide support for attachment, self-help, relationship building and exercising executive function.
  • Develop strategies to promote social/emotion competencies and positive sense of self.
  • Identify and communicate strategies for professional interactions with families and other staff reflecting confidentiality, respect and a positive approach to guidance.
  • Compare and contrast at least three approaches to guiding young children’s behavior