ECE 430 week 3 discussion 2 (PRICE IS SET.... PLEASE DO NOT ASK TO CHANGE THE PRICE)OKCountryGirl1982
Guiding Children's Behavior
A�er reading this chapter, you should be able to:
Define important terms related to behavior management.
Discuss the behavioral and emo�onal expecta�ons for children at different developmental stages.
Share ideas for encouraging prosocial behavior in the early childhood classroom in order to set a founda�on for democra�c living.
Suggest ideas for guiding children when their behavior is especially challenging and difficult.
Apply appropriate approaches to guidance when crea�ng a curriculum.
Introduc�on An important aspect of the early childhood curriculum relates to children's behavior. Just as competence in academic subjects develops over �me, so does an understanding of appropriate behavior. Infants are not born knowing how to nego�ate the social world around them any more than they can understand how to read or classify plants. Thus, it is just as important for adults to be pa�ent with children's developing behavioral skills as it is to demonstrate these quali�es during academic lessons. In this chapter, the approach taken to guiding children's behavior will be a posi�ve one, with added sugges�ons for dealing with more difficult situa�ons.
An explana�on of some terminology starts the discussion, followed by a review of development applied specifically to expecta�ons of behavior. Because the children in your care are growing up in a democra�c society, the next sec�on will explain how democracy can be introduced at an early childhood level. Important to democracy are prosocial behaviors, and these are discussed within the same sec�on. What to do when the usual posi�ve approaches to guidance do not work, especially for children with special needs, follows next. To round out the chapter, we revisit the teaching models from Chapter 4, because no ma�er how excellent a theme, unit, or project, if behaviors are not planned for, success may be difficult to achieve.