Learning Outcomes for Discipline in Child Care

Lesson 1: The Effective Teacher/Caregiver

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to

  • identify the different meanings of discipline and the meaning  that is most appropriate when  interacting with children;
  • explain what is meant by positive guidance;
  • describe techniques to prevent discipline problems;
  • explain the role of reinforcement in children’s learning process;
  • identify appropriate strategies for responding to children’s disruptive and inappropriate behaviors;
  • describe discipline techniques you have experienced and their effects.

Lesson 2: What Children Need

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to

  • identify strategies to support children’s self-esteem and help them feel competent and secure;
  • describe the relationship between misbehavior and children’s attempts to meet their needs;
  • describe the basic behavior capabilities of children at various ages.

Lesson 3: What Works, What Doesn’t

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to

  • identify effective ways to talk with children, explain rules, and give them compliments and encouragement;
  • name strategies for preventing and handling children’s inappropriate behavior.

Lesson 4: Adults' Attitudes and Language

After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to

  • explain the difference between patience and understanding in child care;
  • explain the difference between responsive language and restrictive language;
  • identify ways to use responsive language in child care;
  • identify positive guidance techniques to prevent bullying behavior;
  • identify postie alternatives to expelling children from child care.

Lesson 5: Creating a Positive Climate in the Early Childhood Facility

After completing Lesson 5, you will be able to

  • identify positive and negative discipline methods, and techniques for helping infants. and toddlers develop self-esteem and self-discipline;
  • describe the harmful effects of negative approaches to discipline;
  • explain the importance of supporting children’s self-esteem.

Lesson 6: Adult-Child Interactions

After completing Lesson 6, you will be able to

  • describe positive guidance techniques that you would use in response to children’s challenging behaviors;
  • identify examples of the three levels of adult involvement with children: stabilizing presence, facilitative intervention, and shared participation;
  • identify examples of the child interaction techniques of spontaneous conversation, nurturing physical. contact, praise, compliments, structured turn-taking, understanding and following rules, and offering. assistance

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