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ECE 126 - Observation /Guidance of the Young Child

This course covers socio-emotional development, classroom management, and child guidance strategies for children birth through eight years. The course emphasizes the adult’s role in promoting pro-social skills and self-esteem in young children. Students will learn the purposes, benefits and uses of observation, in relation to providing appropriate classroom management and managing challenging behaviors. Among the variety of issues addressed in this course are strategies for developing and maintaining supportive relationships with children and families with a range of child-rearing practices, language differences, racial identities, cultural traditions, and economic vulnerabilities. Observation techniques and practical application of observing children are included.
ECE 121 (Intro to Early Childhood) or ECE 122 (Child Growth and Development) or consent of instructor
Early childhood Education course
Highland Community College: 2998 West Pearl City Road Freeport, IL 61032 Phone: 8152356121