Maricopa Community Colleges  EED212   20056-20082 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 06/28/05
EED212 20056-20082 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Guidance, Management and the Environment
Principles for guiding young children in early care and education environments. Exploration of guidance, management, and how the environment impacts the lives of young children. Includes observation of classrooms of children ages birth to age five.
Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
EED212   20056-20082 Guidance, Management and the Environment
1. Describe how developmental characteristics of young children influence behavior. (I)
2. Describe how behavior may be affected by the various environments where children spend time. (II)
3. Evaluate varied perspectives regarding how the arrangement of environments can impact issues of child guidance. (II)
4. Identify and explain factors which affect behavior. (II)
5. Describe the degree to which adults may control each behavior factor. (II)
6. Design an indoor environment to meet the daily developmental needs of young children. (II)
7. Design an outdoor environment to meet the daily developmental needs of young children. (II)
8. Define social-emotional competence. (III)
9. Demonstrate effective styles of communication with young children. (IV)
10. Identify personal beliefs and contemporary trends of discipline and guidance. (V)
11. Analyze the impact of family and cultural beliefs, expectations and practices related to discipline and guidance. (VI)
12. Identify the signs and professional responses to neglect and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. (VII)
13. Identify differences between individual and group management techniques. (VIII)
14. Describe special individual needs that may influence the behavior of children. (VIII)
15. Identify significant characteristics of the individual adult/teacher that impact discipline perspectives. (IX)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
EED212   20056-20082 Guidance, Management and the Environment
    I. Introduction
        A. Discipline Defined
        B. Guidance Defined
        C. Developmental Characteristics
        D. Developmental Expectations
      II. Environments
          A. Home and Family Spaces
          B. Group and Out of Home Settings
          C. Public Places
          D. Adult/Child Ratios and Group Size
          E. Physical Aspects of Environment
          F. Social Expectations Within the Environment
          G. Organization of Materials, Space and Equipment
            1. Indoor
            2. Outdoor
        III. Social-emotional Competence
            A. Self-regulation of Emotions
            B. Temperament
            C. Goodness of Fit
            D. Empathy
            E. Social Skills
            F. Mental Health
          IV. Communication
              A. Expression of Emotions
              B. Impact of Culture on Communication
              C. Turn-taking
              D. Sense of Humor
            V. Beliefs and Trends
                A. Personal Beliefs
                  1. About Children
                  2. Role in Shaping Child
                B. Trends
                  1. Discipline
                  2. Classroom Management
                  3. Work With Families
              VI. Family and Culture
                  A. Beliefs
                  B. Practices
                  C. Expectations
                VII. Abuse and Neglect
                    A. Identification
                    B. Response and Referral
                    C. Professional Responsibility
                    D. Legal Liability
                  VIII. Management Techniques
                      A. Individual
                      B. Group
                      C. Typical Versus Atypical Children
                    IX. Adult/Teacher Characteristics
                        A. Attitudes Toward Structure and Order
                        B. Personality and Style of Relating to Others
                        C. Reflection on Personal History/Childhood Experiences
                        D. Reflection Into Expectations of Children's behaviors
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