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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