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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECED 410 - Foundations of Challenging Behavior: Emotional

Credits: 3
An analysis of how aspects of child development and early learning potentially affect children’s behavior, including the relationship between trauma, brain development, and emotional dysregulation. Emphasis will be placed on nurturing respectful relationships in an inclusive social climate between teachers and young children as the essential basis for prevention and intervention.

Enrollment Requirement: Admission into BAS in Early Childhood Education or instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Explain the relationship between children’s social-emotional development and challenging behavior.
  2. Identify the principles of child guidance based on the developmental characteristics of young children.
  3. Identify and describe risk and protective factors that influence development and behavior.
  4. Examine cooperative learning activities that encourage positive social interaction among children.
  5. Describe positive strategies of conflict resolution that promote personal self-control, self-motivation and build self-esteem.
  6. Identify and describe ways to help children develop positive peer relationships and friendships.
  7. Identify teaching strategies that foster children’s development of interpersonal skills.
  8. Describe factors that contribute to aggressive behavior in children.
  9. Develop strategies that help reduce children’s aggressive behavior and give them alternative ways to cope with aggression.

Program Outcomes
  1. Apply relationship-based principles and strategies that support young children and families.
  2. Assess and analyze children’s development, skills, and behavior based on culturally and developmentally appropriate practices.
  3. Design and create inclusive environments that promote social/emotional learning and are responsive to the needs of all children and families including those considered vulnerable.
  4. Select and apply appropriate intervention strategies for classroom management while promoting a positive emotional climate that is reflective of and responsive to the culture being served.
  5. Screen, assess, and identify children with mental health challenges.
  6. Demonstrate leadership abilities and collaborative skills necessary to resolve interpersonal and organizational challenges that may occur in an early childhood setting.
  7. Establish and maintain connections with appropriate support services and community resources.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to engage in reflective observation, consultation, and practice, and possess the ability to integrate it into the early learning setting.
  9. Advocate for families and young children through service, education, and leadership.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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