Positive guidance impacts the healthy development of preschool children. In this course you will learn about typical preschool behaviors and effective strategies for challenging situations. You will also learn how to create a high-quality environment and developmentally appropriate experiences to maximize positive interactions.
Guidance: An Introduction
Guiding children’s behavior is an important part of your role as a preschool teacher. Positive child guidance helps promote the social, emotional, and cognitive development of children across ages. This lesson will define positive guidance, describe why it is important for preschoolers, and detail what you can do to promote it in your program.
Guidance: Preschool Children
This lesson will help you understand behaviors that are typical for preschool-aged children. You will also learn about addressing children’s individual differences and what to do if you are concerned about the development of a child in your care.
Promoting Guidance: The Environment
High-quality environments can guide children throughout their day and can help prevent challenging behaviors. This lesson describes how your preschool classroom environment can create meaningful opportunities for children to grow and learn about positive guidance.
Promoting Guidance: Experiences and Activities
It is important to provide a variety of experiences to support children’s positive guidance. This lesson describes how you can create developmentally appropriate experiences that engage children in meaningful interactions. It also provides information about effective responses to challenging behavior.