The Developmentally Appropriate Discipline & Behavior Guidance for the Young Child Certificate is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, parents, community stakeholders, and caregivers who work with children from birth to eight years of age. Based on current brain research, child development, and developmentally appropriate practices, this certificate provides a foundation for developmentally appropriate discipline and guidance practices for young children. The certificate curriculum integrates all domains of learning (social, emotional, physical, cultural and cognitive) and aligns to research-based teaching strategies and practices in the discipline and guidance of young children. This certification program has been specifically designed for the adult learner who desires to positively change the lives of children through developmentally appropriate teaching, discipline, and guidance practices in the classroom
Develop skills to understand neurodiversity, how the brain functions, and how the environment and learning can be managed to encourage appropriate classroom behaviors.
Analyze developmentally appropriate teaching practices grounded in current brain research, human, child and brains development known to be best practice in the field of education.
Apply the principles and tools of brain-based learning strategies to teach new ways of approaching learning while working with groups of young children.
Course Requirements (2022-2023):
|Child Development 107|
|Child Growth and Development (DS1)|
Introduction to Child Psychology
|Child Development 229||Brain Development and Learning||2||Fall, Spring|
|Child Development 230||Child Guidance and Classroom Management||2||Fall, Spring|
|Child Development 297||Analyzing and Applying Teacher Strategies in the Classroom||3||Fall, Spring|