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 Course Title:   Bridges Module III – (Child Guidance)

 Title Abbreviation:   BRIDGES MOD III/CHILD GD

 Department:    ECED

 Course #:    110

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Teaching strategies and guidance techniques for individual and groups of children to prevent behavior problems, assist in solving problems, and promote the development of effective social skills. ECED 108, 1079, and 110 combined are equivalent to ECED& 130.


Prerequisite: Must take ECED 108, 109 and 110 to equal EDUC& 130

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply safety principles as they relate to appropriate classroom management.
  2. Model appropriate social and emotional language and behavior skills.
  3. Understand the theories of early childhood guidance techniques.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate strategies for children and adults working in group settings.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.
6.4 Use self-reflection to recognize and define a sense of self-identity in personal, social/gender, and/or cultural/global terms and in relationship to others.

Course Contents

  1. Theories of guidance and discipline.
  2. Positive guidance and encouragement.
  3. Punishment vs. Discipline.
  4. Behavior modification.
  5. Environmental settings.
  6. Classroom management systems.
  7. Role of the teacher.
  8. Administration.
  9. Paraprofessional.
  10. Volunteers in the early childhood classroom.
  11. Parent/child relationships.
  12. Diversity and multiply perspectives in creating culturally sensitive classroom management strategies.