Aug 08, 2022
EDEC 1100 - Observation, Guidance, and Assessment of Young Children
This course explores effective methods of observation and guidance of young children to meet children’s needs individually and in groups. Emphasis is placed on promoting a positive and constructive climate in early childhood settings through positive discipline strategies and appropriate classroom management techniques. Students develop and implement skills to plan effective environments, prepare materials and equipment, develop schedules, explore classroom management techniques, utilize assessment tools, and promote parent-teacher communication. This course includes a field component to provide opportunities for students to apply course principles and theories. This course is designed for those interested or already working in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon successful completion of EDEC 1100 Observation, Guidance, and Assessment of Young Children, the student will:
- design a physical and temporal environment.
- conduct informal and structured observations.
- explore a variety of assessment tools and methods.
- apply assessment tools and techniques.
- describe aspects of individual growth and development.
- create plans for optimizing children’s development.
- explain strategies to develop positive interpersonal relationships that include children, parents, and teachers.
- identify strategies for promoting positive discipline and appropriate, constructive guidance of young children.
Instructional Method Lecture
Contact Hours: 2 hours/week
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