Foundations of Positive Guidance
This is an introductory course to positive guidance, a philosophy and strategy for guiding children’s behaviors and learning experiences. The course will explore the elements of child development that influence positive guidance strategies and some basic implementation practices for use in the child care setting. The course will also discuss the importance of working with families to establish consistent positive guidance practices at school and at home.
Georgia, Nevada, New York
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Principles from the NAEYC Code of Ethical ConductRated 4.32911392405 out of 5Course ID: CCEI059TCourse Hours: 1Course Level: Beginner
This course gives participants the opportunity to explore the principles behind NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment and the need for such a document in the early childhood profession. As a result of participating in this course, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct; ways to apply the Code of Ethical Conduct to problem solve ethical early childhood-related issues or dilemmas, and ways to employ the Code of Ethical Conduct to validate professional standards for children, families, staff, community, and themselves.
Math MadnessRated 4.39743589744 out of 5Course ID: CCEI430Course Hours: 1Course Level: Beginner
This course explains how children learn early math skills during the preschool years and provides suggestions for numerous math activities for young children. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to define the activities that help children develop math skills such as classifying, patterning, sequencing, comparing, ordering and one to one correspondence, identify materials that belong in a well-stocked math/manipulative center and activities that strengthen early math skills for children in the preschool classroom.
How Children LearnRated 4.32307692308 out of 5Course ID: CCEI3014Course Hours: 1Course Level: Beginner
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to define the four domains in which learning and development occur, identify Piaget’s stages of cognitive development, explain how children learn through the observation of models, and identify additional common learning theories and teaching strategies based on research into brain development.
Assessing Young Children: Part 2 – Methods of AssessmentRated 4.4375 out of 5Course ID: CCEI1210Course Hours: 1Course Level: Intermediate
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