Degrees and Certificates
Early Childhood Education,Advanced Certificate
Early Childhood Education,Associate in Science
This course provides strategies to promote developmental^ appropriate positive guidance for young children in a group context. Emphasis is to prepare young children to become confident and cooperative individuals, placing a strong foundation on social emotional learning. Using the pyramid model, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and other resources, strategies for identifying risk factors, conflict resolution, and crisis management techniques, will be studied. Exploration of topics related to positive guidance will include family engagement, cultural competencies, curriculum design, environment classroom design and classroom management tools, in tandem with theories and current research.
This course presents theory and strategies for effective integration of technology resources and technology-based methods of instruction to enhance and extend student learning. The role of technology in the classroom with regard to student use, teacher productivity, and communication will be explored, including assistive technology designed for students with disabilities, to discover ways in which technology supports differentiated instruction. State and National technology standards will be addressed with respect to planning curricula and technology-based activities.